It Part Two of Test Strip Reduction Saga
“Geeze, you know, I hope we can keep this just between us,” CDE tell Bigfoot, as if gear up drop bombshell. But then say, “I can see it from your point of view. As a mom and a grandmother, I know I’d feel how you feel.”
Meanwhile Bigfoot hoping big reveal still coming: Everyone is leaving this practice because Dr. Doughnut is losing her mind, and we are actually having to close the office because Bubs was our last patient.
Instead CDE finish not-so-bombshell with, “But I can see it from Dr. Doughnut’s point of view too, because we’ve worked together for a long time, and we’ve seen parents from both ends of the spectrum—parents who need to be encouraged to be engaged in their child’s treatment at all, and parents who are way over the top.”
So big secret is CDE reasonable person. Dr. Doughnut reasonable person. Bigfoot reasonable person too. Regardless, see treatment differently. No bombshell, just human condition.
And so very reasonable, non-drama, Bigfoot keep September appointment for A1c, plan switch new practice for December exam. Maybe will try explain feelings Dr. Doughnut, maybe not. Probably no point, because Dr. Doughnut very experience, probably long history Bigfoot-types leave practice. This must happen pediatric endocrinologists all of time. Parents start out hang every word, then—though not science expert/conduct pancreatic research/invent bionic pancreas (except some cases)/teach medical school—quickly (research show avg. 13 mo.) surpass endocrinologist in knowledge their child’s disease.
Sometimes Bigfoot ask zen master for advice. Long time ago, discover ugly secret about friend, other people in town gossip, Bigfoot not believe true, then find out true. Bigfoot ask minister if kinder tell friend know secret, or kinder keep knowledge of secret to self, even though secret make Bigfoot leery spend time this person. Zen master response include I’ve never understood that line about how you can’t choose your family but you can your friends. I find why we become friends a complete mystery.
True dat. And double true re. Pediatric Endocrinologist. Doctor in hospital when child so, so thirsty/unable walk/DKA is Doctor stuck with. But not necessarily BFF. EFF. BEF. BEuntil18. BEU18. Bigfoot hope find BEU18 by Christmas, already send suck-up emails top two contender.