Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Oldest is driving me crazy. When we went to her doctors appointment last Tuesday, they said her vitamin D level was still low. I told the doctor that she can’t swallow the pills that were prescribed and could she change it to a liquid if it was available. Sure, she called in the prescription before we left. She also said that she didn’t want to put Oldest on medication for pre diabetes at this time, since she couldn’t swallow pills. Apparently the medication is a horse pill that I would have to hold her down and shove down her throat. The doctor told her diet and exercise and try to lose weight. She was actually down 1/2 a pound from the last appointment. Which she should have been more, because the scales at home show more. Since she showed she could lose weight, the doc said to keep trying. We have another appointment in September which should have been October. She told the girl 3 months, and I didn’t realize it till we got home that she did 2 months instead.

But back to why she is driving me crazy. It took the pharmacy 3 days to get the liquid Vitamin D in. Oldest was at the sleepover when I went to pick it up. Since she was sick and doing the throw up thing, she wasn’t able to take any until tonight.  She has to take 5 ml of it once a day. At first she said it tasted pretty good, then it like started burning her tongue and she gagged the rest down. OMG this girl. She yelled and said it was nasty and she wasn’t taking anymore of it and I couldn’t make her. I told her that she needed to learn to swallow a damn pill then. She yelled some more and I yelled louder and she left the room. It says on the box that I can mix it with formula, food or juice. Mind you it is for babies and toddlers. So it can’t taste that hideous. Tomorrow I am going to put it in a some milk and make her drink it. OR I am gonna make her go out into the sun and stand for an hour a day. I know she will want to take it then, because standing in 110 degree heat is not fun at all. 😉

I took Oldest to get her blood work done on the 26th of June. I was expecting a call from the endocrinologist around the following Monday or Tuesday. Nothing. With all the family stuff at the end of the week,  I didn’t get to call them until this past Monday. At first I had to leave a message for them to call me back. About 2 hours later the receptionist called and said the doctor didn’t want to give me the results over the phone and wanted me to bring Oldest in. “Ok when”?  I asked, thinking the next day. “Well, she said to “squeeze” you in on the 21st.” “The 21st, that is 2 weeks away. And you can’t tell me whether the tests were good or bad?” I asked. She said no the doctor didn’t give her the information.  So I accepted the appointment and hung up. Another hour went by and the nurse called. She had the results and told me that her levels were still elevated, and her Vitamin D level was still low. I actually couldn’t believe it. She has been cutting out the extra sugar and has been drinking more milk. Even started taking vitamins again. The nurse, who was very nice, said to eat healthy and exercise. That is one thing Oldest does not do is exercise. Also, they sent a prescription of more vitamin d pills to my pharmacy which is silly cause my insurance doesn’t cover the cost. Plus, last ones she took hurt her stomach every day she took them. I told the nurse this and she seemed surprised that they bothered her. I asked if I could just buy some over the counter and she said yes, but get atleast 2000 iu. Then she said after she is on them for atleast 6 weeks she will have to get her blood work done again but the doctor will tell me about that when we come in for the appointment.  So today I receive in the mail the lab request sheet for them to check her viatamin d. She hasn’t been on the pills a week yet and already sending me this. They are really confusing and I wish that we could change doctors. All they talked about in the first appointment was for her to lose weight.

On a brighter note, she went in for her Scoliosis check up and it was good. No signs of change and her curvature is at 20%. The doctor said come back in in October and if it hasn’t changed he will move her appointments to every 6 months. 🙂