I know eventually it will get old but right now it is my new favorite swear word of choice!
Today has been a real duck fiabetes kind of day. It's mother's day but D did not want to take the day off. In fact it decided to play mean and dirty and this mother's day I am feeling sad and defeated. So, again I say duck fiabetes.
My day always starts here:
12:00 AM - iPhone alarm goes off. I throw the covers back and try not to wake the 2 little sleeping princesses that thought they should sleep with mommy for mother's day eve. Stumbling through the house I find my way to the kitchen to find Nate's OmniPod PDM, insert test strip and cock the lancet. I turn on the hallway light outside of Nate's room and creep into his room. I prick his finger, fumble with the PDM and then sneak back towards the door. Look down at the PDM and WHAT THE . . . 303?
I correct using the PDM's correction factor and head back to bed making sure the iPhone alarm is set for my next check.
3:00 AM - repeat of above except the PDM says 158 this time. Nice. Back to bed.
7:00 AM - Nate wakes up late which is ok by me. We normally rise and shine around 6:30 AM around here. I check his bg (which is 180) before I get him out of his crib so that I can bolus for breakfast before he starts screaming for food.
7:30 AM - prepare breakfast (yes,even on mother's day). Nate's breakfast includes: 1 Leggo blueberry waffle (15g), 1 drinkable yogurt (15g) and 1 cheesy scrambled egg.
9:30 AM - Snack time. Check Nate's blood sugar. BG = HIGH. Are you kidding me? I haven't seen that less than friendly greeting since the 1st week of pumping. CORRECT with pump. Trace ketones.
Today is Pod change day so I go ahead and prepare the new pod & get ready for a battle. A BG of 500+ and a pod change is not really my idea of fun. Apparently, Nate agrees with me. He was less than thrilled but we got it done.
At this point I get myself and the girls ready for church. We've decided that Jim and Nate will stay home today.
Off to church. A lovely Mother's Day sermon, listen to 2 of my aunts & my cousin sing a lovely song, sit next to my mom and grandmother in church but cannot stop thinking of that HIGH. I remember that Nate grabbed his ear this morning while he was still in bed and kept saying "ear, ear, ear". Ear infection?
Once home I check the PDM and find that Jim checked Nate at 11:20 am for lunch. BG = 265
Suggested Bolus: 0.55, Meal: 0.85, Correction: 0.35, Minus IOB: 0.65
Nate had 30g of something for lunch (I didn't dare ask) - they are both napping.
2:30 PM - Nate wakes up from his nap. Snack Time. I check his BG - - - 406. AWESOME! Correct AGAIN. How about a carb free snack? String Cheese? You betcha. Trace ketones.
4:30 PM - Start thinking about dinner. Check Nate. BG = 86. Bolus for 30g of carbs for dinner.
5:00 PM - Dinner. Weigh Nate's chicken nuggets, corn and apple sauce. Chow time.
7:30 PM - BED TIME. Check Nate's BG. 138 - Nice. He asks for some drinkable yoyo (yogurt) so I bolus for 15g and grant his wish. He drinks the yogurt in 1 big gulp and then it is lights out.
9:30 PM - This is normally a 10p check but I cannot keep my eyes open 1 more minute. BG = 124. Probably too low but I am going to keep my fingers crossed.
11:30 PM - Since the 9:30 PM check was a little low and Nate always drops at night I set the alarm for 11:30 instead of midnight. His BG is 70. I treat the low with 15g of combo drinkable yogurt & apple juice. If there is a liver lining in a low at night it is that I get to rock Nate. I pick him up out of his crib and we move over to the rocker. I rock, he drinks and I think how blessed I am to have such an amazingly cute little boy in my life. He will be 2 next month and doesn't have much time for mom to rock him these days so I treasure this little midnight rock!! I head back to bed, setting my alarm for 20 minutes because I know I cannot stay awake ---- not even for 20 minutes.