Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Yup thats right. My son saved a life today. His own. Last night was weird to say the least. As I mentioned in yesterdays post Js sugars have been simply wonderful fuck me for talking about it right? Last night at bedtime J was 105 he had a small yogurt and hit the hay. Then it began dropped to 85 then 67 then back up to 90 and back down to 80 this happened all night even with juice, milk and pixie sticks. He would not come over 85. Not to mention a reduced basal of 50%. Yup. I actually slept most of the night but dh was up from bedtime at 8 until 7am. J was at 95 before breakfast and wanted to go to school. Now he boluses at 820 and starts school at 845 lunch isnt until noon. Normally hes between 130 and 170 by noon but with all the lows last night we asked the nurse to check him at 10 wether he felt low or not. About 1hr 45 min post bolus we called and had her check it was around 10am he was at 135 and felt great. His insulin duration is 3hrs so we figured all is well bgs are where they normally are. We assumed last night was just a fluke. We always get a call at noon from the nurse with his before recess bgs and then 12 15 or so with pre lunch bgs. Well today the call came in a little early. Dh answered the phone half asleep and all i heard was wait 32 or 132. Nope he was fucking 32. Dh was in bed and i was already dressed getting Syn ready for afternnoon kindergarten so I grabbed the keys and ran the 2 blocks to the school. I called on the way he was drinking a juice box and wouldnt be allowed to eat lunch till he was atleast 80. I finally get there and he was at 122. Phew. Ok good he sat down next to me and ate while the nurse told me what happpened. He was in class it was minutes before the class would get ready for recess and J would come to nurse. He told his teacher he felt low. She dialed the nurses office and just as she was about to tell J to his smarties the nurse was on the way he was already shoving them in his mouth. ----J wears a tummietote with his pump, a meter strips and lancing device,glucose gel and drink and smarties. I di so he never has to wait to treat a low. The nurse has everything but sometimes waiting 5 minutes can be the difference bwteen life and death.---------the nurse got to the class and wheeled J on a rolling chair to the office. She then checked his sugar and it was 32 with the smarties granted it wasnt a full 15 min but still omg!! I do want to say i told her next time to checkc him in the class as soon as she gets to him. Yes he treated but in case smarties wasnt enough they should check bg to see how low he is. Anyway he said to me mommy i remembered my smartgies when my teacher called the nurse! Are you proud?? See we had practiced this but it never happened and he remembered what do today when it did! If he hadnt eaten the smarties i hate to think what couldve happened. He told me later his super powers got all tingly and he knnew he was low. Like spidey sense. I was scared shitless when i got the whole story more so than normally when hearing about a low. Justiice impressed me today in a way i couldnt ever imagine. Hes totally a superhero and today he saved his first life. His own. Thank you god.
experienced by Alexis Nicole at 8:37 PM