Wednesday, January 25, 2006

This weekend was our first SICK with Diabetes weekend! Josh came home with a terrible cough.
That night he took a turn for the worst. His temp. shot up to 103, and was getting dehydrated, and his BS were between 280-320 and no amount of correction would bring it down...I called the doctor, and after giving Josh some Pedialyte, and Children's motrin, and some nice COLD ICE baths his temp went down to 101, and his BS were from 170-220. He started eating a little more and drinking more fluids. Even though he felt better on Monday I still kept him home from school. But I could definetly see a difference between Josh being sick, and my other 2 girls when they get a cold. He didn't just look sick, he looked very sickly....Anyways he's back to himself..

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Yesterday was the first day of the school year, the nurse didn't call me, and when Josh got home, I checked his Bolus History, the nurse had given him a correction of 1.6 units, his BS was 108 at 3pm and by dinner he was 84....YAY!! I haven't been going down to the Nurses office lately Thanks again to the pump, but I realize next year in 1st grade his schedule will change dramatically, and with the schedule of eating actually on a schedule rather than being home and having me try and schedule his meals Breakfast at 7:30 and lunch at 11:30, I have confidence in the Nurses, and with the pump and his schedule I can see him really taking off . You know the feeling of the first day of school when you see your child leave you, and they are off on an adventure and growing up...That's what I can only imagine 1st grade with Diabetes will be for us. I'm a little anxious his 1st checkup since the pump is sometime next week, and with adjusting to the pump with more HIGHS than I'm comfortable with, but knowing the last couple of weeks, it's all come together. The one thing about Diabetes treatment is being able to test when ever and where ever we need too! I am thankfull for that! I'd be even happier with a cure!! :P
Good Night everyone!

Monday, January 09, 2006

I found the article in the NY Times today very concearning! In the next 5 yrs. 1 out of 3 children will be diagnosed with Diabetes and 30% of adults don't even know they have it....This really makes me sad that our future generation is being afflicted by a disease that is more like an epidemic now. In my opinion, Our Nation will be depending on a cure for our future. I'm not very good at posting information or my opinion, but if you get a chance it's worth reading.

Update: I miss read the article a little. The article stated that 1 in 3 children born in the last 5yrs will develope Diabetes in their lifetime. Which is still 33% to much.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Here's an interesting day. Today is a day we change his site, which happens to be from the Rt. side of his hip to the Lft. Josh is a very (not skinny) but slender, I'd place the site on his stomach, but he has no padding...His BS last night were from 340 at midnite to 170 this morning, I knew the site needed to be changed. About every 3 days, unless it gets knocked about which I'm learning after 2hrs if it's over 300, it needs to be changed....
It's the first day back to school for the children, so at 2pm the Nurse called and said Josh was 74
she gave him 4oz of juice and when he got home I gave him 4 grahm crackers. Dinner he had a normal 45grms C. so I gave him 3 8:30 his BS was 36...He looked perfectly fine....He said he felt fine....after we got his BS up and Josh into bed then he said he wasn't feeling good, but I've come to look at patterns of not only his behavior, but see when I change the pump the first day I need to give a little less than normal so 20/1, the 2nd day it's a straight 15/1 and the 3rd day a little more insulin than normal almost like 10/1.
Here's another example of normal 5yr old behavior, Josh wanted to do something Josh's way without listening to his father and threw a fit, thinking his BS might be a little high, we tested him and his BS was 136... I've come to realize it's better to test and have some peace of mind that it's not extremely low and know for sure, that all is well for the moment.