I know everyone is tired of me posting pictures of my son's bum on my blog - - - - ok, maybe only my son is tired of me posting pictures of his bum on my blog! I have these pictures that I took of his little bitty bum after the DexCom sensor was removed - - -it doesn't look good. :(
The good news is -- he really doesn't seem to mind and after wearing it for a few days when the alarm would go off in his pocket he would come find me, point to his pocket and say 'beep-beep-beep!". It was his way of telling me he was low. AWESOME! He cannot yet verbalize his lows so this is an awesome tool to help us prevent severe hypoglycemia.
I really miss Dexie!! I miss the arrows, I miss the beep, beep, beeping to alarm of an upcoming high or low, I miss the knowing!! I feel so selfish. Am I really going to subject my son to another site insertion because DexCom makes me feel better? He's too young to have an opinion so I am making yet another huge life altering decision for him but I have to continue to tell myself that is what I am here for - - - this is why God gave me this special little boy. I'm just not sure if I am doing it for him or if I am doing it for me?
If I do it now it will just be another piece of hardware that he will become accustomed to wearing. Just like his diabetes - he will never know any different.
I emailed the paperwork late last night. Waiting to see what insurance says?!?!?!
That little sample of DexCom was just enough to get me hooked.
If Cigna says YES -- it is a go.
Wish us luck!