I FINALLY gave in and went to see my doctor today. This was day 5 of my continuing fever, when I realized my lower back really hurts! All these days I thought my fever and body aches was from the flu Maddison and I have been fighting. NOPE. Well, maybe at first. Today it became clear, very quickly, that I have a kidney infection looming. What weird timing! I tell ya, for me its all or nothin'!!
I was quite bothered with my Dr visit today. I didnt get to see my regular doctor, a PA actually. I saw another doctor in the group who wasn't very thorough. I'm sorry... I guess I expect doctors to be on top of past medical history and current medical conditions. Is it too much to ask that they review your chart? This doctor was concerned with my high level of ketones. Not once did he ask what my blood sugar was. Isn't that kinda important? What if I was in DKA? What if I was a person with Diabetes that wasn't on top of all this? He asked if I had eaten lately, I said no I hadn't eaten at all today, and he said I needed to eat something to get rid of the ketones....this was true for me today. I hadn't eaten, so besides being sick I also had elevated ketones becuase I hadn't eaten all day. My blood sugar has been 60-127 the past week since I've been ill. WEIRD. I dont go high when I'm sick. But WHAT IF my blood sugar was as high as my ketones!!?? He never once asked me about my blood sugar! I just don't feel like doctors are in tune enough with their Diabetic patients, no wonder there are so many people with Diabetes that go downhill.
What if I had ketones and terribly high blood sugar? He wouldnt know..BECAUSE HE NEVER ASKED ABOUT MY BLOOD SUGARS!! Sheesh. I just couldnt believe that.
Ms Maddison spiked a fever again tonight....WEIRD. How can you have a fever and be on Anti-biotics? -Sigh- Guess something still isnt right somewhere. Poor girl. She's been sick over a week now. MATH....catching up on math.......3rd grade is learning multiplication right now. Just starting to learn. So where the heck did these problems come from....
m + 6 + 21 = 70
3 x 2 x a = 42
36 = t-9
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!????? THIS is 3rd grade math? I'm so frustrated and irritated with our school!! The expectations are ridiculous. can't we master something before moving on to the next lesson? The kids JUST started learning multiplication after Thanksgiving and now they are pushing THIS on them? In 3rd grade!!?? Needless to say, Maddison is struggling. Again. And I have to fight for her to keep an IEP? Our meeting is scheduled next week. SOMEONE has GOT to step in and help Maddison succeed. As a parent I do my part, so what happens when that isn't enough? We are caught up on missed work, but as quickly as schools move ahead these days there just isn't enough time to master anything. Its all up to me to make an educational plan that will keep Maddison from falling behind? What is the schools responsibility in all of this? An advocate charges $250 for a consultation. Each hour that they work up a plan or attend meetings with you costs $175 per hour. What happened to "no child left behind"???
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