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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To Pump or Not To Pump?

Thanks for all of the comments left on my previous post about pumping. I appreciated your thoughts and support.

For the past 24 hours, I have been consumed with thoughts of the pump. To pump or not to pump? To pump now or wait until a later date? 

Gregg and I have talked and talked and talked, and after much thought and discussion, we've decided to wait.

We set aside our endo's opinions. We made the decision for other reasons, and really, we would push for the pump, if the timing felt right. We have a good rapport with our endo, and we're not afraid to speak up.

We're having a rough year with Jack's teacher. The more I began to think about introducing a pump to her, the more I realized that's not a good idea. Gregg agrees. 

Besides, as our endo pointed out, Jack does not mind getting shots. He never complains about shots.

So, we don't need a pump now. We can wait. 

We'll revisit the topic next summer, and we may need to wait until the end of next year, because of our insurance deductible. We'll see.

Gregg and I are both at ease with our decision, and Jack didn't seem disappointed, which was a relief. He wants a pump, but he's okay with waiting. I think he, more than anything, just wanted to know that it's an option for him.

We're going to go ahead and get the CGM. We're all excited about that. :-)


Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

yay for cgms! Excited to hear about your journey. I can only imagine how awesome it will be!

Reyna said...

WOOT on the CGM. I am glad that you have found an that everyone is at peace with. I do feel bad that his teacher is "affecting" this decision for you Heidi. But...TOTALLY get it. It is definitely more blood sugar "work" and critical thinking skills for sure.


Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Yay for the CGM!

I totally get your pump decision! :)

Nicole said...

I understand what a hard decision this is and maybe that is why we are not pumping yet too. I get it!! and WOO HOO for the CGM :)

Amy said...

So happy to hear you and hubby were able to come to a decision based on your family's needs!!!!!

I will be curious and excited to hear about the CGM.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

You are going to LOVE the CGM!!! We are without ours for two days right now, and its KILLLING me!! =)

I totally get your decision to wait on the pump.... You guys are amazing... and YOU know what is right for your family and for Jack. =)

Laura said...

I'm so glad you were able to make a family decision that everyone is at peace with - - that is what is most important.

You will love the CGM! :)

Joanne said...

The CGM rocks... hopefully your experience with it will be as good as ours has been. Glad you came to a decision that everyone was happy with... not always the easiest thing!

Rachael said...

Yay for your CGMS! Dexter is so awesome! I can't tell you how many times I have been able to divert bad BS reading because of the trend. I'm sorry his teacher is being a DooDoo Head! Shame! I am sure you will love it. I am glad too, that you guys have a decent doctor. That makes a huge difference!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! You're so awesome! :)

Deanna said...

Your pump decision makes absolute sense to me. We've wanted one for our Jax, but he also is fine with shots and never complains. Maybe we shouldn't rush it either.

Wendy said...


I think it's awesome that you came together as a family and made this decision together.

I would tend to agree with your school hesitations....glucagon, anyone?

health quotes said...

hopefully your experience with it will be as good as ours has been.I’m glad to read this blog.

Meri said...

It is such a personal decision. And I know you made the right one for you! But next year, if you find yourself in the same discussion...remind your endo that the pump will afford you and your family a better quality of life. More flexibility is a blessing and not something that he should reason away. ((HUGS)) to you! The CGM is going to be an awesome new adventure!