Friday, June 5, 2009

Last day of Camp!

I'm bummed to say that Maddison's last day of animal camp was today! What will we do next week? Todays camp highlights.....the kids learned about animal behavior and how to read animal body language. They also got to run an agility course with some shelter dogs and give them a much needed bath! Another fun filled day, how sad that this camp only runs for 1 week!

Yesterday Maddison had a birthday party to attend for her best buddy across the street. Pizza, cake.......swimming for 4 HOURS. Blood sugars were great considering.....that is....until I made some of the wrong decisions setting a temp basal reduction for all the days swimming. In comes the frustrations. I'll stick to giving an extra snack for swim nights from now on! Of course Maddison was STARVING after all that swimming, so she had some late night cereal....Bran Flakes at 8pm. I bolused less than the pump suggested anticipating the increased activity lows to kick in soon. Bedtime at 9, she's in decent range. I set a temp basal reduction for 2hours. To make the l-o-n-g, tiring night sound short.....Maddison's numbers were WILD. 260 at midnight, 280 by 2am, 350 at 4am and 270 by morning. ICK ICK ICK. Damn temp basal. Or was that the slow absorption of the BRAN in the flakes? Who knows. Sometime around 3am I woke from a deep sleep and tried to ask Josh for help, I needed juice and couldn't find the strength to get out of bed. Once I realized Josh had already left for work I had no choice but to find the energy to stumble to the kitchen for glucose tabs, my meter rang in at 55. I felt like I was 25!!

So, today I'm extra tired. I feel like I've been hit by a bus. I'm calling it an early night. I'm taking a hot bath and PRAYING that tonight Maddison's numbers are healthy. Wondering where my 55 came from at 3am. Hoping it doesn't repeat again tonight. Extra juice on the bed side table just in case. Hooray for Saturday tomorrow.....I'm sleeping in. Thats all I have on my to do list! (not really) Most days chasing numbers is just normal life in our house. Last night and into the wee hours of this morning, it was just exhausting. Physically. Emotionally. Completely.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Ug, rough night for both of you! Here's to a restful weekend.

Wendy said...

This must be the wacky overnight club because you just described Addy's numbers too!!!! BLECH!

That camp looked so cool...right up her alley!!! COULD HAVE sent her to ADA camp next week, but...

Easy for me to say. I still have 3 years.

Joanne said...

I cannot imagine caring for a child with diabetes, while having it myself. You are amazing! I guess the one good thing is you can completely empathize with your daughter. Sometimes I wish I knew how the highs/lows made Elise feel, so I wouldn't get as frustrated by her behavoir when she's dealing with abnormal numbers.

I think I also read in one of your posts where you wrote about cheese affecting BG even though there are hardly any carbs in it. I suspect the same thing, but am not sure. I tried to go back and find the post, but haven't had a chance. Is this something that other people have experienced as well?