Friday, July 22, 2011

We're BACK!!

It's been awhile since my last post. Summertime is crazy busy, Clifford get's extended visitation with his dad, (one week each summer month) and those weeks happened to be almost back to back. It seemed like they were never home! However now it's my turn to have the kids for a good stretch and I've got them for almost 3 weeks straight! We are having our summer vacation at Chad's mom's while he's away for Annual training with the military! It's been an interesting few days here in our world. Some words to describe it hectic, headaches, non-stop, but most importantly fun, entertaining, memory creating, and worth while. D on the other hand has been a thorn in my side. It started with crazy lows, which couldn't be brought up for nothing. The kid had 65 grams of carbs uncovered to treat lows, and still managed only to get up to 96!! That told me to decrease his insulin for the increased activity levels. So the next day I went ahead and decreased. It is working wonderfully! His numbers are within range. But we now know that watermelon is an evil sucker in D land on #'s. He had a slight high the other night and the only change was watermelon.

Now that high bugged me but what bugged me more was a low of 56 at 4am!!! His 12, and 2am check was fine, 102, and 154. Now that 56 came out of nowhere. Thankfully the big man himself was looking out for Clifford, because he woke on his own to let me know he felt very dizzy and sea sick! So we treated with not 1 but 2 juice boxes, and a pixie stick. Seems like a lot of carbs and sugar huh? But with my experience the other night from his dropping and not coming up much I felt it was necessary. I also expected him to be high in the morning with a treating at 4am. But nope, we were 140 at breakfast.

D is trying to be a butt on our vacation but we're not letting it spoil the fun! He's been running, playing baseball, jumping on the trampoline, and has done a bunch of swimming! The best part of Cliffy's vacation is he met a new friend who also happens to have diabetes! Clifford and Lenny took to each other right away and had a blast together. He got to see Lenny's pump and how it works. They even both gave rufus a shot at snacktime the other night. Although I personally think they gave him quite a bit too much insulin (60 units!!). All in all it's been fun. I've been kept busy which is a good thing. I however do miss my Chad, (yes MY chad) but we'll see him in 2 weeks!! So until then we're going to have fun and not let D get in our way!


  1. Welcome's good to hear from you! That is so wonderful that Clifford made a new friend with awesome! That low of 56 does sound like it came out of glad he woke on his own. We started our summer with lots of lows from activity, but seem to need an increase in lantus lately, maybe from growth...who knows sometimes! Interesting about watermelon...we haven't had any issues with it...yet.

  2. Thanks! The watermelon was weird but the only thing I can think of as he's been very active here much more then normal (more room to run and a trampoline to play on). I've decreased his humalog, and left his lantus where it is and the numbers seem much better not fighting as many lows, but a few random highs which I don't like either. There seems to be no happy medium.

  3. Ive noticed that Lenny drops low sometimes in the middle of the night (often times out of no where) when hes really active between after dinner and right before bed. I call it a delayed activity low LOL, only way I know to describe it! I'm SO SUPER GLAD Clifford and Lenny finally got to meet each other!