Friday, February 18, 2011

Sick Days

First off I detest Sick days more then anything. It is usually a battle of highs and lows. And then battling keeping those lows up. I know Clifford more then anything always fears he will end up in the hospital hooked up to an IV, and I do my darndest to make sure that doesn't happen.

Our last sick day thankfully only lasted one day, but it was a busy day. He got sick around 8-9 times we battled keeping his blood sugar up all day, then battled bringing it down later in the evening after he felt better. But we came out the victors and I managed to keep him out of the hospital.

Now if there was a reason to, I would most definitely take him to the hospital and have them care for him. But if I know we can handle it at home, then we stay home. He is more comfy in his own bed, pjs, and watching his own movies. So far Cliffy has only gotten sick once, but his temp is up and down, but we've managed to even out the last few hours. Large ketones early which was a bit of a scare, but managed to get water and insulin in him to clear those. His nightstand in his room looks very scary with strips, hand sanitizer, alcohol, cola, pixie stix's, meters, lancets, lancing devices, napkins, you name it, it's probably on there. But in all managed to keep him home.

We shall see how the weekend goes for him as he is visiting with his dad. I just hope he starts to feel better so he may enjoy himself.

1 comment:

  1. I totally HATE sick days too! Most of the time, they dont really bother me. The last time I was actually nervous and scared enough to even CONSIDER taking Lenny to the ER was with that stomach bug he had right before Thanksgiving, when he was having large ketones, was refusing to drink anything, the ketones was going up and up as his temp was climbing, regardless of my efforts, not eating anything to boot, and it just seemed like nothing was working! It took us 8 hours to get those ketones knocked out! Let me tell you, I did a happy dance when that Precision Xtra blood ketone meter read 0.1 after 8 straight hours of it reading 1.9!

    I sure hope he's feeling better, and he can enjoy his weekend with his dad!