Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy thats over!

I was home from work in time to take Maddison to the birthday party. Free of a fever since morning, blood sugar a decent 220 two hours after lunch. Time to go, Maddison's coughing up a storm. Am I exposing everyone to her germs even though she does really well hiding her cough in her elbow? She just wants to party! She feels fine! YAY! We should just go then. So, we did. Amazing the relief I felt taking her myself. I was a nervous wreck all morning thinking that Auntie would have to manage her numbers while she jumped at jet speed for hours. 15c of Gatorade held her over for the first 30min. 15c more....she's 240 when its time for cake another 30 min later. (better than 40!) I guess she could have done without the second dose of Gatorade but I didn't want her missing out on the last 30min of jump time because a low crept in.

When we got home Maddison was obviously not feeling well. I figured she was over 400 from that pile of icing on the cupcake. She wanted some quiet time alone and told her friends she would be out to play after resting. She tried to get a game to load on the computer and it wouldn't....she freaked out, went to my bed (her favorite place) and climbed in. And....she cried. She cried and cried and wouldn't talk to me. Finally she said her throat hurts, head hurts and she hates all the noise at birthday parties. Yep, she has always been easy to over stimulate. She needs a rest, some more water and a check. Holy moly! She's just 140 with 1.2 about a roller coaster ride! That birthday cake did nothing for her, even though I only bolused HALF. More carbs, she wants to puke. Or, just watch a movie with me she says. So, we did. And, within minutes of some quiet time and stopping a crashing low...she's back to her cheerful self. We survived yet another crazy birthday party. I really couldn't have sent Maddison with her Auntie. Maybe some day I wont fear a seizure from those damn jumpy parties. Now I'll be on alert tonight for the delayed low. Ohhhh the things we do to keep our children HAPPY and safe :)


Scott K. Johnson said...

Glad that she had fun and made it out in one piece. Chalk up another b-day party!

I hope she feels better soon.

Wendy said...

Glad to hear your Spring Break has been full of fun!!! Sleep in tomorrow ;)

Penny Ratzlaff said...

Riley's having a sick day today and I had to work. He has another ear infection. If I increase his basal he ends up low, but if I leave it alone he ends up high. He's running a fever and not feeling well and every time I looked at him last night I wanted to cry.

Sorry, didn't mean to spill everything out on you. Just wanted to let you know I know how you feel .

Hannah said...

I'm glad she had fun! Makes me hopeful that we can have days like that.