Well, until I received an email response from Nate's former endo late last night. I am very impressed that Dr. Tannin took the time to respond and I think it is very thoughtful of her to respond and wish us well with Nate's future treatment.
Here is the letter that I recieved last night - - - in its entirety:
Dear Mrs. Houston,
I just wanted you to know that I have read your blog. Several of my partners and a number of people in the Children’s
administration have read it as well. So you can rest assured that the letter has reached its mark. We hear your concerns and will be working to address the areas in which we can and should improve. Medical Center
It is important to me that you to know that we really do value every single patient and family for whom we care. You and Nate have never been anything like a number to me or really to any of our staff. I know that we were not always successful in helping you in ways that you found comfortable and for that I am sorry.
Different strategies work for different people and even for the same people in different situations. I’m sure you can imagine another parent getting impatient if we had waited to start education until they were rested because that person would not have calmed down until they had a lot of concrete information and skills assimilated.
There are also many opinions on the advisability of tight blood sugar control in toddlers. I have teenaged patients whose diabetes was diagnosed in infancy who struggle with attention and learning issues. We still do not know the extent to which unrecognized hypoglycemia plays a role in the development of these issues.
I wish you, your whole family and Nate only the best in your continued journey with diabetes. I hope that your new health care setting is everything you want it to be for all of you.
You may post this letter on your blog if you wish. If you do, I ask that you post the entire letter rather than quoting excerpts.
Dr. Grace Tannin
To be honest it is 12:30 AM and I am modifying this post because - - - well, because this is my blog and I want to! I deleted a paragraph addressing Dr. Tannin's paragraph in her letter about the tight blood control in toddlers. I didn't address it in my response to her so to be fair I took it out of the post.
Again, I think it was very nice of her to write and wish us well.
We have moved on from CMC and so far we are very pleased with Nate's new medical team. Nate has 1 doctor, 1 nurse and 1 CDE and I believe this system will work better for Nate's long term care and work better for our family.