Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This weekend started fine with no problems. Late Sunday afternoon was another story. I'd taken the girls to get their haircut and when I get home, to test Josh's bloodsugar, he was 470. I'd just changed his pump, so my next thought was to ask my husband if he thought Josh had snuck some snacks. That's the only thing I could come up with to explain the HIGH! We gave him 3 units of insulin, and an hour later he only came down 40 points. I waited another hour, and it hardly went down at all. It took 3 hours for it to come down to 270. He was fine when he woke up the next day at 99. There are days, with no Rhyme or reason for Highs and Lows.

On a good note, I picked Josh up for his Dentist Appt. today. When I was checking him out at the office, his teacher told me, that Josh wanted to give his class a little presentation about his pump. I'll be sure and post about it tomorrow how it goes. His teacher said Josh takes his Diabetes and his insulin pump As a matter of fact. That she wished more adults had his attitude.

At the dentist, Josh did fine, but Katelyn was a little scared. He did get the attention of one of the dentist's assts. She was curious and asked me how I found out Josh was a Type 1 Diabetic. I told her some of the symptoms. Loss of weight, extremely thirsty all the time, frequent urinating, and he was always tired and dragging. She thinks her son might have Diabetes, and she had an appt. to see the doctor on Friday. I told her not to wait to get him to the docotr as soon as possible, if he is, she needed to get him to a doctor right away, Friday might be too late.

Today his bloodsugars have been fine 99 in the morning, 142 for lunch. Makes me really think why this weekend he was so high!

Monday, January 15, 2007

On Mondays I'll be posting my Menu for the week, but for today I'm just posting what we're having for dinner tonight.

Lemon-Mustard Pork Chops with Rosemary, Asparagus and New Potatoes. The recipe calls for Veal, but I'm substituting Pork Chops. 29 carbs.
Strawberries and Yogurt : 17 carbs.
Total Carbs. 46

This is how we started our morning at
8:am Josh was 67 , 45carbs. 2u of insulin
11:am was 304 , 1u correction of insulin
12 pm 65 carbs, 2u of insulin
2:24 pm b/s 114, snack 10 grams carb.

About his school, we were having some problems with the Nurses Asst. I'd filed my 504, and gave specific instructions how to take care of Josh. I explained to her about snack time twice, and I just assumed she understood. If his blood sugars are from 100-150, he can have 10grms. of carbs without having to cover with insulin, but if he has 20 grms. of carbs, he needs 0.5 units of insulin. Simple enough. I even explained what to do if his blood sugar was over 150 and what to do. Everything was written down for her, and she assured me she understood. The next day I went in to check on him, his blood sugar was 304. Made me think, OK, I need to change his pump. She tells me she gave him a snack, what she didn't tell me, and Josh did was it was a granola bar, with 20 grms of carbs, and she didn't give him anything. After talking with the Nurse, since I didn't visit Josh on Friday, he told me that there would be a new Nurse's Asst. tomorrow. So we'll see how she does. I'm really thinking about homeschooling him, just because I understand that he's protected by laws to be taken care of by the school's but I feel, he's my responsibility, and if we're fortunate for me to stay home, I'll take advantage of it, and home school him a couple of years, until he takes a bigger part of taking care of himself.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

This year in review of Josh's first year with his Insulin pump is over due, and I'd have to say, through the bad days even, the pump has made life so much easier. Just some quick updates. Within the last couple of months he's gotten so use to knowing his numbers, that when he knows his BS is 246, he knows he needs .5 unit of insulin, or when he's around 100, he needs a snack. As a mother watching over and taking care of a Type 1 Diabetic, this just amazes me. He's doing better with feeling when he's low, but he can be around 300, and not even feel it, but his A1C continue to be good around 7, so I couldn't be happier. I have a few more posts about issues at school, and some decisions I need to make, either I need to have him change schools, or to homeschool him for a couple of years, until he can take care of himself, but still under my supervision. I've had some issues with the school, that I'm hoping have been solved, and we can start the rest of the school year doing better. Long story, but I think things will get better I hope.