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[IP] Goiter in kids
First the RANT...
Just got home from our first visit with Steph's new endo, and am kind of
shell shocked. The guy asks very few questions, refused to download her
meters (we forgot to take the written logbook...so he said come back in two
weeks with detailed logs so we have something to talk about) ignores comments
that the child is throwing up at least 3-4 times a day due to some digestive
issues (probably GERD and irritable bowel syndrome simultaneously...she's
under the care of a gastroenterologist for that)...tells me I don't know
anything about diabetes (we've been at this for 7 years...today is Steph's
3rd "pumpiversary) and will have to start at square one with his educator,
nutritionist, etc. and that he's not at all happy with her A1c of 8.2 (which
I know is not great, but sure beats the heck out of the last one which was
9.5 and isn't all that awful considering the throwing up and adolescence
thrown in the mix). Then he throws in that she has a goiter...it's 3 times
normal... and leaves the room (unbeknownst to us at that point, he's not
Now the GOITER question...
I'll calm down and get over the rest of the mush, but meanwhile, I'm left
holding the bag of questions concerning kids and enlarged thyroids...Anybody
got any experience/ideas (I've already decided to axe the endo figuratively,
at least)...will start looking for a new doc in the morning. I just don't
feel comfortable waiting two weeks to get some logs written to get him to
even order a TSH level and am thinking I ought to swing into action. Not
being familiar with goiters and hyperthyroidism, I don't know if this all can
just wait to be dealt with...can I get out of overdrive and relax or do I
rush to the ER (just kidding...I assume it's not that urgent, or my family
will be living in the lap of luxury over the negligence of a former endo)...
Time to wind down...thanks for listening...
Betsy (mom of 11.75 yo Stephanie, dxd at 4.5 years, pumping 3 years today!)
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