Friday, September 20, 2013

Consequences and Health Matters

Daughter still hasn't heard her consequences for stealing food at the house.  Case Manager wanted to take away choir, but I was opposed to that.  I said the consequences needed to be connected to her house, where the behavior occurred.  House Manager said there wasn't anything they could do there.  I suggested removing her TV for a while.  Case Manager wanted me to go take her TV and tell her why.  I said I would support the decision and bring her TV back home.  I said I'd be present when she was told, but I thought the consequences needed to come from the house, since it was their trust she broke.  Case Manager was okay with that, and asked when it could be set up.  House Manager hasn't responded.  I don't think she wants to deal with  it. 

Daughter was able to get into the kitchen yesterday morning, and the cookies had her blood sugar high for lunch yesterday and breakfast this morning.  I told her she will confess and apologize when I take her home, and I will  go in to witness it.  It would be nice if House Manager were there to tell her about her consequence and I could take the TV at that time. 

I continue to suspect that House Manager is overwhelmed with trying to run 3 houses on her own.  I think she is a control freak, and it is hard to control 3 houses....

Yesterday I saw my Nurse Practitioner.  We decided the anemia isn't a problem-- my hemoglobin is actually a little higher than it was a year ago.  I was more concerned about the low sodium, and I wondered if it could be connected to an endocrine problem.  I had a tumor removed from my pituitary gland 24 years ago.  NP agreed with my concern, so I will be having an MRI done to check the pituitary gland, if they can get it authorized by my insurance company.  She's also considering referring me to an endocrinologist. 

We reduced my blood pressure medication again, and we also cut my diabetes medication.  After skipping last night's pill, my blood sugar was 98 this morning.  By their records, I've lost 32 pounds in 4 months. 

Today Daughter and I had our annual appointments with the ophthalmologist.  Our appointments were at 7:50 and 8:00.  We had identical exams.  I was done almost an hour before Daughter.  Since we were across town, I ran all the errands I had to run over there.  We dropped off recycling and visited 4 stores.  We stopped by home for lunch, and after a quick lunch, went over to the church so I could finish the things I didn't get done yesterday.  From there we went to another store, and Daughter decided we were done for the day.  I agreed. 


Miz Kizzle said...

Wow! Your DD is like Houdini in the way she manages to get past supposedly locked doors. It's interesting that the people running the house want to make you responsible for imposing consequences but they're unwilling to do their part to make sure your DD has enough test stips to ensure her health.

Reverend Mom said...

I warned Case Manager that I had finally realized that by seeking to the control the eating I entered into a power struggle that resulted in her becoming more skilled at getting past any safety measures I could come up with. CM didn't seem to be phased by it. She is convinced that if we consequence the behavior it will stop. I am highly skeptical. Highly.