Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to Reality

Today was the day that life went back to normal.  Our holiday seemed to extend an extra week because of Jeff taking vacation time.  We are even more "normal" than before Christmas, because we are homeschooling the boys again.  I think I mentioned in my last post that I was very happy to be homeschooling again.  I think I'll reiterate that----it's so good to have them at home.
Jada's blood sugar is back from it's vacation as well!! Why couldn't it just stay away! :)  She had her "moments" over the holidays with a couple of pretty high readings, but the last two days have left me shaking my head.  Yesterday at lunch she was over 400 (it's been a looooong time since we've had one that high)- dosed her appropriately and an hour later she was at 72 and falling fast--she was shaking, crying and said she had a tummy ache.  The rest of the day was spent trying to keep her numbers up.
Today, she woke up somewhat high (170) for a morning reading.  At lunch she was 125- she didn't need a shot (she had less than 12 grams of carbs).  I was thinking that what she had would be good enough to get her through a nap and wake up to having a good treat at snack time. She was 286!!!  A glass of milk has never shot her that high before!  We ate dinner late tonight- not until 6:30. She had only dropped to 274- so she was completely carb free at dinner.  I don't like giving her a shot this late (she goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00) because then she is usually too low before bed time.  I probably should have given her a shot in hindsight but oh well.  Then at bedtime- she was at  263 after a very warm bath which often helps to bring her down.  Sooo- no snack for her tonight.  I felt bad, because she begged for a glass of milk, but she settled for a drink of water instead.  It's now 11:35 and I just checked her- she's only dropped to 256.  I don't get it.  I'm really wishing I had given her a shot at dinner.  She's had a cold for the last week- could this contribute? I don't want to complain.... but this just gets so tiring.....


5 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello!

Jen said...

Hi Amy,

I think I've told you this before, but my uncle has type 2 diabetes and is insulin dependant. He lives with my parents so my mom can care for him (he has other medical issues as well, and requires constant care). Mom has said when he's congested or otherwise doesn't feel quite "right", his sugar runs high for no apparent reason. So, Jada's cold could run her sugar up even though she hasn't eaten anything to make you think it would be high. I hope she's feeling better soon. I'm sure it's frustrating for you! Hang in there!!

Curly said...

400? Wow! I'll be praying for "normal" blood glucose levels. What does her endocrinologist say about the numbers?

Lori said...

Totally understand. No rhyme or reason for this and it sure does get under the skin, really!

I will pray for more even numbers for you guys. Know that I am sending support, hugs and prayers your way.

Amy said...

Her numbers are no better today:-[! And, she is producing small ketones as well. We are definitely having a lot of "downtime" today with extra fluids. I'll call the dr. tomorrow- they only return calls on Thursday until noon. She's acting ok- but she just doesn't look right- like she's not feeling 100 %. Thanks for the support!