The last 24 hours have been some of the craziest that we've had since her diagnosis. It all started when I forgot to give her Lantus at dinner time. ugh. She was on the low side...about 90....and having a grilled cheese to eat (12g), a small scoop of cottage cheese and a few baby carrots. I assumed that I just needed to treat this like her bedtime snack as well, seeing that it was 7 p.m. and she would be heading to bed within the hour. So, I didn't give her a shot of novolog...and it all calculated out that she didn't need any. Well, because I didn't give her novolog, the Lantus just slipped my mind, because I always combine the two.
She was in the mid-100's an hour later and I knew she would continue to go up some more, but it still hadn't hit that I'd forgotten the Lantus. At midnight, she was 350 and when I saw the number, I realized what I had done! Okay, what to do next? I had been wanting to switch her Lantus back to morning for this very reason....I've nearly forget every night! But if we do it in the morning, it just fits in our routine so much better. She eats breakfast at the same time and we don't have somewhere crazy to run off to. So, I decided to give her a correction and then would just wait til morning and give her the Lantus then. I had the brilliant plan of giving her half of the dose of Novolog that she normally would, because I was afraid she would crash on me. So, I give her a unit and decide to stay awake, just in case there are any problems. An hour later she was down to 141....so she was falling fast and I began to realize that this could be long night. :( Half an hour later, she was down to 78! Woke her up, gave her about 10 grams of carbs (hot chocolate) and she and I conked out on the couches. At close to 5, I woke up and checked her....67. Ugh. Juice box, then she and I went to bed.
I think Jeff told me that she woke up at 108. I'm not sure how much she had at breakfast, because Jeff did it all. So...off to church we go. I always check her before she heads to Sunday School and today she was 191. Perfect. 15 minutes before the service is over, Jada's Sunday School teacher runs into the theater (yes- our church meets in a movie theater) with Jada in her arms! Jada can hardly hold her head up....I run for her juice and check her while she's drinking it.....28. CRAP. I went ahead and gave her a granola bar, too, because I had the feeling that juice wasn't going to cut it.
I must say, I am SO glad that Miss Amy was her teacher today, because she is one of the most attentive, observant people that I know and she clued in on Jada quickly. She said that Jada suddenly became very quiet and the color was completely gone from her face. She grabbed Jada by the hand to bring her to us and Jada kept falling down, so she scooped her up and ran to get us. THANK YOU Miss Amy for your quick thinking! And I think it's time to send her meter and a snack with her to Sunday School!
So, I was thinking the drama for the day really should be over, but we have fought lows all day long. Even after eating pizza for lunch of all things! I even dosed her for half of what she should have and she still fell to 68. Grocery shopping at Wal-mart this evening turned into treating a low of 48 in the checkout line.
I'm tired tonight as I'm waiting to check her before I head to bed. I'm really hoping that she's on the high side, I will go crazy if I have another sleepless night! At least this time, if she is, I know that she's got that Lantus working to keep the numbers down.
I'm hoping for a much better night tonight!