Our endo is at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. We live just down the highway from them, so they were much closer to get to than Children’s. He was diagnosed July 09. When we went for our first 3 month follow up, his A1C dropped from 11.6 at dx to 8.0, and we had good logging. They said they’d consider it. We took a long time trying to make up our mind on the pump type, and hadn’t done so till our next 3 month in January. His A1C dropped to 7.6 at that point, and they said we could go for it. They had a checklist to go through before they’d agree to it, and we did each thing on it. We had to do a saline test for 3 days, then go to a pump class (which frankly I found a bit useless), then insurance approval, then the OmniPod training, then the followup 3 days later to confirm we knew how to change a pod.
They said typically they don’t consider it for a year unless you can go through all the steps on the checklist, and I guess we did? We also haven’t even seen the DOCTOR except for the two week follow up right after the diagnosis. After that, it’s been one of the practitioners or educators instead. Which frankly is just fine with me, we got off on the wrong foot with the endo when she saw him in the ER the first day. We were busy panicking and freaking out, and she was very lax and curt about the whole thing. We found out that that DAY ALONE there were 7 new diagnoses in addition to him, so I can understand now the attitude, but still…
if a pump is the way y’all want to go, and Children’s won’t consider it for a while, Cook’s might be the answer to that?
The cabins at CS ARE a little barrack like. My husband the Marine said it reminded him of his barracks. But instead of being turned off by it, he said it made him feel semi-nostalgic. Our son, who would have loved nothing more than to follow Daddy’s footsteps and be in the military, was just fine with them. It also seems like they have very little time in them anyway. Is New Horizons a sleepaway or day camp? There’s also Camp Aurora in FtW that’s a weeklong day camp that Cooks is involved with