Last week my fiance went to a new doctor because I threw a fit over his old doctor. His old doctor told him that he had hyperthyroidism after doing labs, but his old doctor didn't want to treat him or run more tests. Hyperthyroidism can be life threatening if the thyroid level gets high enough. So I had him go to the clinic the baby will go to and DD's Ped is at. He saw the family practice NP, who is exceptional and I love her. We got a call back over his lab work being abnormal.
However, when I got home last night after work he was in bed bundled up. It was warm in our apartment so I thought that was weird. He said he was cold and shakey. Being the OCD person I am, I thought maybe we need to check his blood sugar because those are symptoms of low blood sugar. His blood sugar was 68. I'm concerned because usually non diabetics are in the 80's and we are looking at his insulin cells making too much insulin when he ate around 5-6 hours before. So today I am going to get him a glucometer and test strips. I made sure he had good snacks if he feels shakey like trail mix, and we are keeping track of everything until we see the NP again here soon. I am nervous because his family will give him a hard time, especially his mom. His mom basically went through the motions when it came to raising him. She didn't even cook much so he mainly ate canned food like Chef Boyardy and Spaghetti o's. Anything cheap and fast. There was a lot of emotional abuse which is why we won't be making any extra effort to see his mom with the new baby. I have zero tolerance for people who are mean and cruel to children so she won't be caring for our kiddos at any point either. She has a lot of mental issues anyway because she is 70 and has become a recluse, but I am concerned about when he tells her about his health. He works out, and tries to eat healthy, but right now he is gaining weight which the NP said is of course most likely due to low thyroid levels. It's a lot to deal with at 26 plus with a baby coming and moving soon to a bigger apartment.