Monday, October 31, 2011

Get better fast

I am really upset today, on Saturday I let Sweet and Sassy play outside all day with
Snuggled on the couch with Braxton with high blood sugars that make her feel cruddy!!!!

the neighbor kids. She had on sweatshirt and jeans and tennis shoes...versus the neighbor girl who had no shoes and tank top with carpi pants it was in the 50's but hey I am not her mom. So who wakes up yesterday with a nasty barking cough yes that would be my daughter. I started breathing treatments immediately on her as I do not want this to get out of control...which with the breathing treatments = high blood sugars in 400's. I just get so made at this stupid disease the least little thing they do affects their sugar level. Needless to say we off to the Dr today when the little girl across the street is at school and is not sick...not that I would want her sick too. We can not be sick we are getting our Omi-pod on Thursday and we have our first cheer competition on Saturday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sweet and Sassy and her big sister too.

Giving Kisses to each it.

Sweet and Sassy and her big sister at her 7th B-day party one month before diagnosed.

The Best Big Brother

This was at one our Dr's appointments I just love that the are so close. This was only 10 days after diagnosed he had to be everywhere with us. Very concerned about his little sister.

Showing Courage to her Bubba

Good morning to all! We have had some really good days not to many high BG or low BG I absolutely love this but what I do not like is what or should I say how this disease made me feel this morning at breakfast.

We got up did our normal first things first before even getting out of bed we checked Sweet and Sassy's BG it was PERFECT 131!!!! Did a little happy dance we love seeing that kind of number first thing in the morning. So I ask the kids what they wanted for breakfast they both said " Cinnamon Rolls." almost spontaneously really strange. So off I go to put them into the oven. Of course after putting them in the oven I immediately look at the carb count already knowing what it is but I always like to double check 44 carbs with icing per roll. They both decided they wanted chocolate milk as well. So Sweet and Sassy wants 3 cinnamon rolls with chocolate milk. 165 carbs = 12 units of insulin for her.

As I am dialing up her insulin pen and preparing to give it to her. I just stood there for a minute looking at it and said " This just stinks." She was sitting there about to enjoy her breakfast when we have to say " oh wait you need a shot before you can eat that." With that many units I wanted to make sure it was going in a spot that would absorb better than others. After choosing our spot she said" oh that one kind of hurt." No tears though. My son says " This just plain sucks for her." Yes it does. So while I am in the kitchen cleaning up I hear her talking to her bubba her response to all of this was " God must not of had enough diabetics that is why he chose me bubba." I almost started to cry. To look at that way is UNBELIEVABLE for an 8 year old. I do believe he does choose the strong ones to have this awful disease. I am so very thankful she does not put up a fight every time we need insulin to just stay alive everyday. I do believe if this was my son it would not be so easy. As just the other night he said " Mom I feel funny kinda of shaky and light headed." You know us D mammas of course I checked his BG. You would of thought I was telling him we were doing major surgery. Thank goodness it was 99 and dinner was about to be served. I am always fearful that he will end up with this as well. When he was an infant his BG dropped to 61 when we were in the hospital for a virus. We checked BG for 2 weeks 3 times a day at 9 mths old. Everything turned out fine and the Dr's determined it was Rotovirus... I still worry especially now with her having D.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A New Adventure Coming Soon

Hi to everyone I know I never blog very much at all, and to be honest I feel like I am not a very creative writer and frankly blogging takes more time than writing a quick status on facebook. So here I am about to tell you all that has been going on since my last blog a month ago.

After careful decision making for almost two months of reading and asking questions to all my other D families we have decided to start pumping and have chosen the OmniPod. Sweet and Sassy has always said " I do not want anything attached to my waist all day long." and with that being said we never pushed the issue. That all changed when we found out about the pods. Since Sept 17 we have been in the process of getting all this started. As of Monday this week we have our Omnipod now just waiting on a call from the Dr's office to get it connected. I am excited and a nervous wreck about starting this adventure. I know there will be many bumps along the way just like when we were diagnosed.

I really am going to try and post more on here...I know I know I keep saying this but I really want to post more I do. If we could only have more time in the day to get things done. Hope all my D families are doing well.