Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Results

We just got home from Kacey's 6mo. Endo checkup and the results are in.......

YESSSSSSSS..... That is a 7.3%!!!

I am thrilled with the results and that is an excellent A1c for just 6 months into diagnosis! Her doctor was very happy to see that number :) When she was diagnosed her A1c in the hospital was a 10.5%!! We were in there for a little over an hour because we got to speak with the Educational Consultant about how she was doing in school and how the 504 Plan was working out. Everything was so positive! Dr. R came back in and I got to ask all my questions *smiles* The major one being....

When can Kacey start the pump?

His response.... (looking down at all her paperwork and then looking back up at Kacey) "I don't see any reason why we can't have her in the pump class on Feb 5th."

O.M.G.!!! I dont think I've ever seen Kacey smile so big before! So YES...there IS a possibility if everything goes smoothly with getting the insurance approval, she should be pumping by her birthday on March 8th. I just can't put into words how thrilled I am right now for Kacey.

Dr. R went on to praise her for keeping her blood sugars in good control, making sure she rotates shot sites and for not overusing her fingers since she tests so often. After we did all that she had to go have labs done... a blood test to check levels and cholesterol and a urine test. The last time she had to be stuck like that was when she was admitted in the ER for diagnosis and that brought back some pretty tough memories (for all of us!)


She wasn't too happy about getting the blood test. After we finished in there, we took a walk down to the ER to see if we could find Nurse Amanda. She was Kacey's ER nurse when she was diagnosed and admitted to the PICU. We spoke to two different people and they didn't know who we were talking about :( So we didn't get to see her.

It was a long day full of excitement and a few tears. This was the first time we'd been back to the hospital since she was diagnosed and walking through the hallways brought back all those memories. Some good, some bad. I asked both girls what memories they had of being there. Kayleigh laughed about eating cafeteria food with Daddy and how noisy it was in the PICU. Kacey got tears in her eyes and said I remember how nice the nurses were to me and getting to play with the sick kids in the playroom. I turned to Frankie and asked him what his memories were and he said he just remembers being scared because she was so sick. As for me...it all seems to be such a blur and I just remember feeling rushed through everything. Everyone was so nice and so supportive and I just remember feeling so low. I beat myself up over the guilt I felt. Guilty for not being able to see all the signs sooner and her getting so sick. My memories this time....I walked through those halls with confidence. The confidence I've gained the last 6 months. The feeling of control....control over Kacey's diabetes. This time I walked through those halls with a smile. A smile because we are not letting this D-Monster rule our lives anymore!

Today was a good day....no make that a GREAT day!

More about pump class soon :) YAYYYYYYYY!

11 comments:

type1mom said...

Hooray for 7.3!!!! Thats great! It feels even better to SEE all your hard work pay off doesn't it?

I'm so happy you got pump approval! Maddison started pumping after just 6 months also. The pump will truley give you back the freedom and "simplicity" in life. (after the adjustement period of course!) Wishing you the best!!

Angie said...

Congrats on the great A1C!

The pump is such a life changer. We're celebrating "Pumpy's" (yes, Sain names everything) one year birthday on Saturday :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

Nice! Way to go!

Lynnea said...

Good job!! I'll pray for the adjustment to the pump....you'll like it...eventually! Ha!! We're just coming out of the adjustment period...man was that a doozy!! Give Kacey a big hug for that blood draw...man, we'll have one next time....ARGH!!!

Cara said...

Congrats on the A1c! So proud of you guys! And I'm so happy about the pump classes! Keep us updated.

Jill said...

Thanks everyone!!! :)

Kacey has been on cloud 9 since yesterday and was actually rushing out the door this morning to school so she could tell her teacher and friends.

Countdown to Feb 5th begins!!

Wendy said...

WAY TO GO TEAM KACEY!!!! Woo Hoo...it's a pump party :) (I'm doing a happy dance!)

Tony rose said...

That's AWESOME! You should be proud of not only her but of yourself for helping.

Good luck with the pump. I don't think I could or would ever go back to shots.

Karen said...

Yahoo!!! I'm so proud of you both. Keep up the good work!

Penny said...

yay!!

lee said...

7.3...that is awesome!! well done.
i had 100% perfect diabetes for the 1st year after i was diagnosed...unfortunatly it all went down hill after that and currently have an hba1c of around 10.. :(. im 18. work hard to ensure it stays perfect and dont let it out of control.