She hovered in the 240's and 250's after repeated corrections, but finally dropped enough to eat lunch by 11:45. I just knew that any minute she'd bottom out and go low. I had the boys, and I'd taken Clay to see his doctor, and so I couldn't go pick her up just yet. I was so thankful she'd dropped enough to eat, since I never leave her at school too high to eat. (Then she can't eat, and I feel awful if she has to smell lunch and watch everyone else eat. Cruel.) So, when I checked Clay back into school, we called her up to the nurse's office for another check. (was this the fifth check already?) Get this. She was 365!
I just checked her out and brought her home. By then, she was moody and irritable and wanted to come home. If she's going to get checked hourly, I would much rather her just come home. (and she had a substitute today!) I brought her home, changed her site-new insulin too. I wanted control over this monster.
So..when she was fall-on-the-floor hungry and crying, I had to get creative. We had a carb-free tea party. We made peach tea in a teapot I'd painted in Philly back in 2001 (I know, not quite the style now!). (And she had a matching sugar bowl full of Splenda!) We washed and used her little tea party tray, cups, saucers, and spoons. We used to have 16 of everything from her four-year-old tea party birthday party, but we've managed to lose most of them! Anyway, we had celery and four-cheese "salad" in mini-bowls, and a meat and cheese tray (toothpicks with a hot dog slice, turkey and orange bell pepper and mozzarella sticks sliced!)
|Yes, this is Megan's hand in the picture. This just means Mary Claire gets to eat twice as much food. : ) (ps-it's her American Girl)|
|Can I have some of yours too?|
|He wanted to drink out of an egg cup. Don't ask. Being so small, it also required really frequent refilling.|
|Ok, so it put her in a better mood, made her forget about the frozen yogurt snack she was dreaming about. Mission: Accomplished. Umm..I have too many wreaths.|
She was low and hungry. She had quite a smorgasbord. Yogurt, yogurt drink, nuts, applesauce, (and finally..) frozen yogurt! (No, I didn't push all that yogurt, it was her idea!) We reduced her basal to 83% till morning, and after ten minutes, she got her bolus for her "dinner"/large snack! At her bedtime snack check, she was 70. I had to drop her bolus again!
Crazy, crazy blood sugar roller coaster. And it's not over yet.
When I uploaded these pictures, I found extras! I forgot that I finished the last of my pay-it-forwards:
|A towel and monogrammed cup for Tonya.. I know they don't match.|
|And two for Michelle. Hers do, however, match! : )|
|Love Stickers! : )|
|..and the inside full of sugar-free LOVE and blessings!|