Lately every medical fear Bigfoot consider seem come true. Each day medical tangle merge w real life fascinating/terrible new ways.
Pediatric endocrinologist (not thyroid. Let’s check for celiac)
Pediatrician (annual physical. High cholesterol? But high HDL not LDL)
Psychologist (it’s not anxiety, it’s depression)
Trumpet teacher (rescheduling lunch)
Psychiatrist (celiac can cause depression)
Pediatric gastroenterologist (celiac indeed)
Ungluten home (clean/give away/throw away)
Mary’s Doughnuts (requires new doughnut pan)
Psychologist (the celiac group nutrition meeting will be too general for you since he has diabetes; you should see if you can skip over it and go right to an individual appointment)
Nutritionist secretary (everyone must attend the group meeting before having an individual meeting, but I’ll see if your request can be accommodated)
Children w. chronic illness group behind-scenes chronic illness-theme tour of zoo (Ferret w. adrenal disorder grows tumors that continuously churn out insulin, so he has to eat molasses all day to avoid seizures and comas!)
Flu shots (forgot to go last night)
Birthday party host (dreamboat serving Udi’s pizza and GF cupcakes but should I bring a GF plate/knife?)
School nurse (peanut butter on 4g CHO rice cake vs. 7g CHO size. Just calling to make sure it was ten grams for the whole thing.)
Pediatrician (lab slip celiac Jack, but remember he’ll have to be eating gluten for about a week before you get the blood drawn)
TrialNet AKA father-son gluten binge (@Yale 2 weeks)
School principal (meet re how plan for absent from school)
Teacher team (meet re plan for absence)
Tooth fairy (how much for a tooth that fell out during an endoscopy?)
Edgepark (time to reorder your Dexcom supplies with our byzantine telephone system)
Adult endocrinologist (he will see you in January)
Room Parent (please contribute $15 toward our classroom treasury for party snacks)
CVS (Hello! This is a courtesy call from. CVS. Pharmacy. Our records indicate that you have. A prescription. Ready for pick up)
Principal (is changing lunch time on trumpet days a medical request or a social request?)
Underlying everything: permanent heart cramp re dog
Today, orthodontist. Brain/heart/lungs fill w dread as enter waiting room, despite well-stocked Keurig bar + up-to-minute magazines + Today Show segment re what fox say. Feel spirit deflate as consider what if add braces into this overwhelming medical clusterfluff? Then think Don’t think it! Everything you think about happens! Don’t think of braces. Don’t think of head gear! Don’t think of prescription toothpaste. Don’t think of cancer car accidents trampoline-related head injury.
Boys in exam room, Bigfoot read October issue Real Simple magazine.
Hallelujah! No follow-up needed until February 2014; too many baby teeth. Turn corner, turn page, turn over new leaf. Sunshine & rainbows.