It has been 885 days since Nate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That's almost 2.5 years. In that time I have only spent ONE night away from him.
Yep - - - I finally did it.
Or I should really say ---- We finally did it.
My Mom and Dad (GaGa and Poppa) kept Nate overnight for the 1st time since his diagnosis on Friday night. I really wasn't that nervous. My mom has been hesitant but I knew she could do it. She's been helping me with him long enough that I knew she would rock it.
Nate hasn't been wearing his DexCom but he agreed to wear it this weekend so that he could spend the night with GaGa and Poppa (a privilege only his sisters had experienced until this weekend). We did a pod change before we headed over so that was out of the way. Then we were good to go! I've never seen Nate so excited!!
Ok - - - I was pretty excited too. I somehow in 2.5 years had forgotten that it is normal to be away from your children. It is normal to spend a night away. It is normal to really, really want a break. It is normal to really, really need a break.
I'm not going to lie --- it was pretty damn nice! I've been doing this on my own for a long time now. I needed the break. Hell, I'm already looking forward to the next break. Hello - Mom are you listening?? :)
Speaking of my mom --- She totally rocked it. I stuck around for a while but could tell I wasn't really needed as they were sitting down for dinner. I normally bolus and temp basal by quite a bit after a pod change but I was too nervous to do that and leave him so he ended up going HIGH after dinner. My mom rocked the correction before bedtime and by 10:30 he was back in range and sleeping like a little angel. <--- Really the only time he's an angel.
The next morning as I was rolling over and then falling back asleep after pushing the snooze button my mom was pre-bolusing for pancakes and again totally rocking the SWAG for SIX pancakes with whipped cream!
When I picked the littles up around 10:30 on Saturday morning he was in range and ready for his morning snack. Nicely done, GaGa! Nicely done!
** Disclaimer **
I did have a few nights away from Nate and the girls in January of 2010 but it doesn't really count because I was having my uterus removed and Nate stayed with his father. That is all. :)