Friday, September 19, 2008
So, it’s here.
Almost 150 days after I started the fight it's here.
All we need now is the training and we’re good to go.
I know CGMs aren’t a miracle cure and I know that in many ways this will involve much more work but I promised my daughter I would do everything I can to help her stay healthy and this will help. I won’t lie and say I’ve never broken a promise but I don’t break promises to my kids.
I am still angry with Premera for the multiple denials and I am disappointed in the way some other important people in our diabetes care responded to the whole fight but right now that doesn’t matter. I am thankful for Aetna approving the device (without any appeals) and I am thankful for the fighting spirit I inherited.
My two hopes are these:
I hope Sáin’s numbers get better. It sounds odd saying that since her numbers have been pretty decent the last couple of weeks but “decent” still puts her at risk for complications and “decent” is not what I strive for.
Secondly, I hope in some small way my battle breaks down a few doors for others. Denying people medically necessary devices is obscene. If my fight helps even one other person it is all worth it.
One a very different note I want to say a BIG congratulations to Kate and John on finding out “Baby Kate & John” (as Aidan calls him) is a boy! He’s one lucky little boy and we can’t wait to meet him in January!