If you've been reading my blog for awhile you'd know that we were all getting pretty concerned about her weight, at dx in May she was 27 pounds just 4 months later in September she was 40 pounds and only a month later at our last appt she was up to 45 pounds!!! I was so excited today when he told us she was 46 pounds, she's still off the chart for weigh but at least the gaining is slowing down!
And best of all he went ahead and gave us the green light for the PUMP!!!
Can you tell I'm excited about this part????
As much as I liked meeting the reps during the in home hands on demos, I really felt like they were just trying to sell their product, mostly because they were!!!
I wanted the good remote,
I wanted the linked CGM,
I wanted the tubeless feature...but which one did I want more???
I wanted the Ping, yes it has tubing, no I can't have a linked CGM, yes it will take a few more steps to deliver insulin, but it is waterproof, it can deliver the smallest amount of insulin which Alivia will need, it has the good remote, I can give insulin directly from the pump if needed, it keeps track of IOB and most importantly it comes in pink! We meet with the rep tomorrow to start the paperwork!!!
Honestly though if Medtronic had the good remote (they currently only have a tiny one with 3 buttons, no screen) I would of gone with them. With an active 3 year old I felt like we needed the remote, at least until she does it on her own.
If everything goes well with the insurance we should be pumping in a month!!!