Friday, September 7, 2012

Did You Hear the Explosion?

My heart is still racing.  I think it will be a while before it slows down.  I mentioned that there were questions at the workshop regarding Daughter's diabetes care.  Today I received an email to follow up on the in service and clarify the plan.  The in service I wasn't notified of and the plan I haven't seen.  Even worst, the clarification needed reflected ignorance of why Daughter's plan requires certain things.  Because she has had lows on the bus/van on her way home, she checks her blood sugar before she heads home, and if it is below a certain number she eats a snack.  So they wanted clarification on what to do about insulin at the afternoon check.  They were asking the house to clarify, not me. 

I admit my email was not the most pleasant.  I pointed out I had been promised the opportunity to review and comment on the plan before it was finalized.  I said as parent and guardian, I thought I had that right and responsibility.  I also reminded them that I am the expert on Daughter, and I am the one who determines her treatment plan.  Her doctor writes the prescriptions based on what I am doing.   I'm sure they think I am terrible now. If they also know they'd best not exclude me, that's fine. 


Miz Kizzle said...

I doubt they think you're terrible and even if they do, so what? You're concerned about your daughter's well-being, as every parent in your situation should be.

Reverend Mom said...

Hopefully they know that I am paying attention and they'd best not mess with Daughter. That's a good thing. I am a Mama Bear after all.