Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Will it ever end?

Okay...I don't want to sound like I'm whining. I apologize to anyone who is tired of hearing me complain about diabetes and my kids being sick. Here I go again......
Eli ran a fever from Thursday to Monday afternoon. Fever and body aches. Not a big deal...it just lasted FOREVER and had to miss church.....he just wasn't up to getting out and doing stuff. Well, then Monday, David started running a fever. Same thing. Fever and body aches. His temp got up to 103.6 today and he just doesn't feel well.
Swine flu is running rampant in town right now and they have had to shut down the summer school program. So...this could very well be what they've got- just not having any of the respiratory symptoms. If you recall, I thought maybe Jada had the swine flu earlier this summer- fever, respiratory symptoms- the whole nine yards. I was really hoping that she had...so it could be done and over with.
Well, she's running a low grade temperature tonight. ((Sigh)) I noticed she felt warmish before dinner and thought I should check. Sure enough. 100.6. Her numbers were great- 160 and no ketones present. I gave her some ibuprofen ( don't want that fever to spike to high) and now we're just waiting to see what happens. I'm very concerned because David and Eli's fevers have been awful! Eli last Thursday night spiked to 104. It just doesn't take much for her little body to start producing ketones and then the puking starts. And 5 days....can I do this? I don't know.



I hate diabetes.


*UPDATE*
A few minutes ago, she came out of her room saying that she's thirsty. Well- her 160 BG at dinner went to 287 at bedtime and is now at 301. We checked ketones (we only have urine strips) and she is spilling a large amount of ketones into her urine. So....a shot of novolog and she's back to bed. This may be a long night.


9 comments:

Michelle said...

Amy, I will be praying for additional strength & endurance for you in these times of illness for your family as well as healing for your kids! Press on dear sister, He will provide!

Shamae said...

OH Amy I am so sorry. NO need to apologize. Those of us who deal with this know these woes and can empathize. I hope she doesn't get full blown sick and her sugars stay good. Hang tight chica. You are a great mom. I hope your boys get well soon too.

Rocksee said...

You CAN do it. You will find it inside of you..

I hate diabeties too. Lets kick it into the river. Blah!

Wendy said...

Oh, geez!!!!! Prayers, prayers, prayers coming your way!!!!

Hang in there...YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!

Rach said...

I HATE DIABETES, too!

How is she this morning?

Joanne said...

So sorry to hear you're going through this, and you are not whining at all... call it venting instead.

Prayer for you and your family, and don't forget that you can handle this... you are one tough Momma!

mom2wendy said...

I am very sorry that your family is sick. I remember how difficult it was to have a house full of sick kids, and I didn't have to deal with diabetes. I remember thinking, will this ever end? It always did, but on somedays it felt like forever. Praying for healing, strength, endurance, peaceful sleep, and healthy numbers. xoxo

Melissa's Thoughts said...

You can complain all you want. You know we understand what you are facing and it's ok. We can truly say, we know how you feel and mean it. So, go ahead and vent and we will hold you up. Your babies are in our prayers.

Sarah Jane said...

Ugh- that sound so awful and I have been there before. I hope she is doing much better now. Someitmes I feel like extreme high blood sugars feel worse than the flu, but when combined with the flu - I have only been there twice. The first time was one year on Thanksgiving. I was in a strange house and couldn't eat any of the thanksgiving food - super bummer.

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