Monday, August 9, 2010

The first day and CATS!

This morning my Hannah was off to start her new school year as a FRESHMAN!! I still cant believe it. Really. I do believe this is why Im entering a mid-life crisis! How can I have a child in high school!!??
Dont let her shy look trick you.

Maddison was excited for her first day of 4th grade today.
She was up early and ready to go. Maddison always likes the first month of school, then it goes downhill from there. I'm determined that this school year will NOT be the same. We meet next week to review her IEP and if I have to get mean and ugly I will. As I said....this year will NOT be the same. They WILL hear me. :)

Im shocked to say that Maddison's blood sugars were PERFECT all day today for back to school! Im amazed. Thankful. Did I already say amazed? Nothing under 100 and nothing over 150. Thats about as good as it gets. I was SOOOO happy when I saw her numbers come home. My Maddison got to enjoy her day WITHOUT Diabetes invading!! Now, lets hope this continues. I'm not expecting it to by any means, Im happy to even take the one good day I can get!

Maddison does have the CGM on since yesterday but its been useless since last night. The high alarms went off at midnight, 1am, 2am, and 4am. Yes, Maddison was too high in the low 200's but the CGM was off by over 70pts saying she was nearly in the 300's. I didnt get much sleep to say the least. The CGM caught up by this morning being accurate within 5pts, but was off by 70pts again midmorning. After school the CGM was back to within 20pts of her fingerpokes, so hopefully tonight I can trust it. We shall see.

Cats and Kittens? Ahhhhh yes.....Last week Maddison started to volunteer at a Kitten/Cat rescue just blocks from our home! BLISTERED WHISKERS. Maddison has never been THIS excited. Maddison is still volunteering at the bird rescue too, so she has been kept very busy. We have spent HOURS at the rescue every day because they are short of volunteers. Its a disgusting messy job to care for hundreds of kittens in cages, but the place itself is amazingly clean and organized. Maddison and I have worked our butts off trying to keep these kitties cages clean! One day Maddison should know I do this for HER!! :) Of course, the best part of volunteering is being able to love the kitties when all they want is someone to love them and hold them. I guess I can forget all the hard (GRoSS) work we do when I see the kitties getting some play time and happiness in their caged up family-less lives. Its heartbreaking. I'm addicted. I'm turning into a crazy cat lady!

I think of these kitties now every morning and just want to get them cleaned up and get them out for play time! You should see how they appreciate your love. There is nothing like a shelter pet!


Crafty Like Lindy said...

I am so glad the first day of school went well! Ours didn't go as well as expected. Adia would love to work with those kitties! I am not sure she would handle the cleaning part as well as the playing part though!

Pam said...

Congrats on the d-free first day of school. Let's hope it continues! This is our first year on the pump when school starts, so here's hoping we're as successful as you.