Tonight she has been a little better- still running a fever, but her cough has loosened up quite a bit and I finally got her to eat some crackers. She had moderate ketones this morning and this afternoon when we got home, but they were all gone by tonight.
Something interesting at the dr.'s office today. Jada had a low blood sugar- 45. We were in the exam room when I checked her and proceeded to get a juice box for her. The nurse asked me to wait until she took her temperature- I replied- no- she needs this right now. The nurse gave me a blank look- like "really?" So, Jada drank the juice (which took all of 30 seconds) and then the nurse took her temp under her arm. At this point, I could see she didn't really "get" diabetes- but we weren't there to see her- right? The nurse finishes her stuff and I decided to go ahead and give Jada a 100 calorie snack pack because I had a feeling that the juice just wasn't going to bring her sugar up. The nurse asked why I was feeding her- then I explained to her that her blood sugar is very low and that she needed to eat to bring her up. Then- she asked me if I needed insulin for her!! ??What?? Aren't you a nurse? She left the room after that and David looked at me and said- "Don't you think she needs a little bit of eduation on diabetes?" I told him I couldn't agree me- that she ought to know a few of the basics!
So- thanks for prayers for Jada today! She's had a miserable few days and I'm thinking tomorrow wil be better!