I knew that adjusting to the pump would be hard, but I had no idea how hard.
So, we now have set number 3 in since he started on Friday. He spiked up to 378 last night. I changed his set. Since he was high and was woken from his sleep, he screamed like a banshee. ( The first thing Holden asked this morning when he got up was "Why did Riley scream last night like someone was trying to kill him?") By the way, this set also had blood in it that was clogging it. So, I couldn't just not give him a correction. His sugar was so high and I didn't know how long he'd gone without insulin. So, I think I'm being conservative by giving him .3 units. (The pump recommended .85) I took into account that it was 11:30 at night when he got it. Long story short, I kept checking his sugar to make sure it was coming down. When he got down to 73, I gave him his trusty drinkable yogurt. 15 minutes later, it was fifty-freakin'-eight!!! Now, how did it drop so much after he got his 15 g carbs.? Keeping in mind that he would probably rebound I fed him one cheese cracker and rechecked 15 minutes later. Now he was 118. I could live with that, he was coming up. But, alas, then came the rebound, 286. He woke up at 214. He stayed in range until just before lunch when he clocked in at 49. Once again, Danimals to the rescue. Got him up to 124 after 15 minutes this time. Then, he had lunch. Next sugar, 290. Are we rebounding again? Or is his set screwed up again? I check after his nap and he's 326. I gave him a conservative amount of insulin again. (Screw the no corrections in between meals. This is my baby we're talking about!) The last sugar I checked was 294. Down a bit, but not great. I think his set is OK, he just rebounded again. I'm going to deplete all of his glucagon reserves if I keep this up.
Riley is currently outside playing ball with Holden. Holden is such a sweetheart. He has always been what I call "tender-hearted". He can't stand to see other people hurt or in trouble. He's the one that always befriends the kid that everyone else picks on. I'd like to take all the credit for it, but I can't. I did raise him to be nice to everyone, but I think most of it is just his wonderful, big, heart. Anyway, when he heard Riley's last sugar, he said, "Won't it help his sugar if he goes out and plays?" Since, no ketones are present I say yes. So, Holden bundled him up and took him outside to play. Riley was just grinning from ear to ear when they walked out the door. I'm going to go check his sugar now and see what's going on. It's almost supper time anyway.
Am I ever going to get to where I trust the pump? I feel like I'm putting it in right. It last all day, but then at night something happens. What am I doing wrong?
Just as I was getting ready to end this and go out and check Riley's sugar, Holden walked in and said, "Do you want me to check his sugar?" So, he did. It is now 233. It would go up if his basal wasn't working, right? Now they are out playing ball again. What did I get us into? It will get better, right? Please tell me it will.