WTH – my most frequently asked question.
I’m still new at this blog thing – wish I could say I will be as diligent as my favorite bloggers and blog everyday but alas I am a mom of 3, wife, substitute teacher and not very organized regarding any of the above mentioned roles. I started this post yesterday morning and saved it when duty (also called laundry called) – the evening discussed was not last night but the night prior.
At 8pm (bedtime for my two elementary aged kiddos) we checked my dear son’s BG. He was 242 – huh? When attempting to correct his BG with insulin it was discovered that he had not reattached his pump after his shower an hour prior. My dear husband asks him to retrieve his pump from the bathroom upstairs prior to having a cup of milk before bed and all of a sudden everything hurts. His hair huts, his head hurts, his legs hurt, etc. No mention of these alignments while watching TV before bedtime was announced but now it seems his entire little body is on strike. He (ds) decides to skip the milk and requests to be carried up stairs. I holler up a reminder to my husband to attach pump and provide a correction (insulin dose). I go up a few minutes later to check that they brushed teeth (my question – “did you brush your teeth?” Nearly always is an answer in the negative at which time I make my boys get out of their beds and brush their teeth – at least those that they want to keep.) and tuck them in for the second time really since I nearly always give hugs and kisses prior to asking the teeth question. Thus a second round of hugs and kisses is needed – likely their plan.
My ds with D talked his way into my bed because his legs and head hurt. My husband and I were not going to bed but we let him lay down in our bed. At 10pm I came up to go to bed. Checked my dear daughters BG and she was right as rain (YES!), then on to my dear son. When I came into the room I could hear him grinding his teeth. That isn’t a good sign – he always grinds when he is high at night. He was 432. Thus the WTH?? He should have been in the 100s. Check the history on his pump – no correction – oops daddy forgot. But why 452? Why not just still be in the 200s? I will likely never fully understand where some numbers come from. I get the sky high numbers that come from a missed bolus – yes we have missed doses of insulin, I get the high numbers that come with sick days – dang illnesses. I get the high numbers that come from infusion sites gone bad – lack of organization leads to sites left on for more than the recommended 3 days. I get high numbers due to the beginning stages of puberty in my dd – Lord help me when we are in the thick of puberty. I get the high numbers caused by eating high fat/high carb meals like pizza – although we are getting better at combo bolusing. What I don’t get are the numbers that seem to have no rhyme or reason.