Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Icing On The Cake

Brendon came home from school in good spirits. He likes his teacher. His friend, M, is in his class again...for the 4th year since preschool, and there are girls who may be girlfriend material.

All was well in his world until around 8 p.m. when he complained he still had a headache from the time he came home from school. His number was fine at the time. So must've been from all of the "excitement" of the day. As well as some major playtime afterward.

He had fallen asleep on the couch and when I woke him at 8 o'clock, he complained his head was killing him. I gave him some ibuprofen, and he looked like he was going to throw up.

I took a reading: 48.

So I got a juice box and he only took a few sips before telling me he couldn't drink anymore because he felt like he was going to throw up.

He had 1/2 unit on board with 1.5 hours remaining before it disappeared completely.

So, regardless of whether he's over tired, or going through a stomach bug, I cut back his basal to 40% (no rhyme or reason why...just did it cuz I felt like it) and made him take a couple more sips of juice hoping that cutting him back and the additional sips would bring him up.

He felt clammy to the touch, so no fever. Is the clamminess because he's low or because of a bug...or both?

A half hour later, I take another reading: 45


Stop delivery completely because by now he's out cold (sleeping), but responsive. Of course I get that little jolt of fear hoping that he's actually sleeping and not passed out unconscious from the low. I made him take a few more sips, but it's not enough to do much, but at least it'll make me feel better to know it may save him from another slump.

I just kept plugging away at giving him juice a few sips at a time.

This is written in real time now because I'm about to take another reading. Let's see what it is (cue the Jeopardy music............):


Breath easy. He's just over tired. No stomach bug. Thank frickin Gawd.

Now he has .15u on board, 18 min. remaining, and I've restarted the basal cutting him back 50% for 2.5 hours. I'll check him at 10 o'clock to see where he's at and then relax and watch my favorite show, Rescue apropos.


  • Aw, Shannon. I hate the d sometimes. But see - you're and amazing momma. Even though we laugh WITH you.

    Hope everything is OK today.

    By Blogger Nicole P, at 8/30/2007 8:52 AM  

  • Aw, I know you guys were laughing WITH me :)

    Today is better. Brendon got to school on time, and I'm well aware that Jessica's first day of kindergarten is today, LOL.

    By Blogger Shannon, at 8/30/2007 9:20 AM  

  • I hope he's feeling better...that first day is always full of crazy excited stress.
    Today will be better I'm sure. :)

    By Blogger Lea, at 8/30/2007 9:42 AM  

  • Riley has been having low after low after low. It is driving me crazy.

    I woke him up from sleeping on our couch day before yesterday to find a sugar of 43.

    I hope today is better for Brendon. (And, I'm glad to see you got everyone to school on time today.);-)

    By Blogger Penny, at 8/30/2007 1:50 PM  

  • Oh Shannon, I really feel for you. Daniel had lows in the 40s yesterday too, after his morning highs. YIKES! Hang in there. Hope today was a better day.

    By Blogger Naomi, at 8/30/2007 4:17 PM  

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