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.


cassandra said...

that's frustrating about the nurse. i'm sorry you have to deal with unhelpful people at your son's school.

Christine said...

She was replaced. The new Nurse's Asst. has much better qualifications and has a better knowledge of how to take care of Type 1 Diabetics.

Sandra Miller said...


This is tough.

Just read your comment, and it sounds like things will be better with the new Nurse Asst.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...