Update on Sammy

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Update on Sammy
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Sun, 06-18-2006 - 2:12am
I can't remember what all I posted in my other thread, so hopefully I don't repeat too much. I have decided I really dislike this lady and her nurse as well. We played phone tag for a while after the lab results came in. I finally got ahold of the nurse, the dr. wants to increase Sammy's lamictal to 1 25mg tablet 2x day. She was on 1 1/2 5mg tablet 3x day. I asked if this will affect Sammy's weight, they don't know. (Sammy has gained over 20 bls this year from the meds, I mentioned this to the dr, and she asked if I needed a referall to a dietician. I said I didn't because Sammy eats very healthy and gets plenty of exercise). The nurse calls back again and says Sammy needs to see a dietician, if she continues to gain weight, then I need to take her back in. We've been going through this since las Nov when I first brought this up. Basically, the dr is refusing to do anything until we see the dietician.
I talked to the regular dr about this, he said "YOu know, they'll stress good eating and plenty of exercise" like I'm an idiot and know nothing about nutrition. Sammy to the rescue, she says "I eat good, I don't eat seconds of meat, I can eat all the fruits and vegetables I want, I drink lots of water and I only have junk food for special occasions. I was in gym and DAPE (adaptive PE) and now I'm in swimming lessons" Isn't she a great kid? LOL He had his nurse make an appt, she comes in and says she got a note from the neuro saying Sammy needs a dietician and I'm not cooperating with them."
I think this is happening because I'm overweight. Well, we can track Sammy's massive gain to when she started the meds, and it's not like I've gained 20 lbs this year. Even if I had, it's not fair to her to treat us like this, KWIM?
UGH, I'm so tired of this neuro. She's rude and so is her staff. I'm already going out of network because my clinic doesn't have any ped neuros. I'm sure my insurance won't pay for Sammy to go anywhere else. I think Mayo is the next closest place, like I can even get there!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 06-19-2006 - 11:30pm

(((((OH, hon!

 


 



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Registered: 04-04-2005
Fri, 06-23-2006 - 7:13pm

hi,


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Registered: 01-08-2004
Sat, 06-24-2006 - 11:19pm

Those WIC ladies can be pretty clueless, LOL.

We did take her to the dietican, and it turns out we're feeding her better than the dietician said to.

Thanks for the advice and kind words, it really helps!

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Sun, 06-25-2006 - 6:51am

hi,


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Registered: 10-23-2003
Mon, 06-26-2006 - 10:12am
Oh wow I am glad to hear that it worked out with the dietican.That must be very frustrating to have to do that. Take care and
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