I trek across the house to Nate's room where I am hearing the strange noise and some labored breathing. Oh no - this is not good. I grab the bg monitor and check him immediately. He is so sleepy - too sleepy - he won't open his eyes. I move closer to the door to be closer to the hallway light so that I can see the reading. WTH? 40? Does it really say 40? Why is he making these strange sounds and yet he won't open his eyes? I am kind of freaking out. I carried him to the kitchen - banana? No - he wouldn't open his mouth. Juice - yep! He drank all 15 carbs of the juice and then went into bed with me for further evaluation.
He slept on my chest for most of the night while I lay there holding him tight. I stayed awake most of the night holding him, checking him, snacking him, holding him and checking him. He hovered around 69/70 all damn night. Finally around 5:30 AM I broke out the big guns!! M&Ms - not even the minis. He got a (Halloween Size) bag of regular M&Ms and I finally just collapsed. I slept until about 7:30 when Nate woke up again. I checked him at 115 handed him off to Jim and headed back to the bedroom where I stayed fast asleep until 11:30 this morning.
Ok - so this is not exactly how I wanted to start my new year but such is the life of a T1 mom. Just a friendly reminder from 2010 - didn't want me to get all lazy and happy forgetting that T1 mommies don't get to sleep. Even when they take Tylenol PM - Boo!!
Ewwww. What a sucky night. That is so scary. I'm so glad he's ok but I'm so sorry you had such a rough time. That's no way to start the new year. :(. Let's hope that was just getting the low out of the way and the rest of the year will be great! We can hope, right?
Awww :( So sorry that 2010 wasn't a good start! You might wanna get you some tubes of cake icing for those really low lows. If he wasn't able to drink or eat then you could squirt the cake icing on the inside of his cheek and it would taste better than glucose gel. Glad he liked the juice and M&Ms though!!! :) :) :)
Not a good start! But glad everyone is okay.
I have heard that chocolate is not good to treat lows because it is not fast acting. The ft content makes it release more slowly.
I found this out Halloween when my daughter went low trick-or-treating. I asked our provider about it.
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