Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The streak is over

Well, diabetes found out I was pleased with Riley's sugars and decided to do something about it.

He started having a stuffy nose last night. His sugars have crept up accordingly. He ran in the low to mid 200s all night last night even after corrections. The lowest he got was 168 at 4:30 this morning, only to wake at 198. I started a temp. basal increase of 60% and he did better for a while, staying in the 160-190 range. But, tonight, he's up in the 300s.

He's now at an increased basal of 80%. His pump was set at a max dose of 12 units per day. (He's never got more than that.). Just now, when I tried to give his correction bolus (for a sugar of 322) the pump wouldn't let me because I was exceeding his max daily dose. I had to go back in and increase his max daily dose so I could give him a bolus.

I feel like I'm pumping in water instead of insulin, for what good it's doing.

I really, really hate this disease. I mean, he just has the sniffles, for goodness sake. He doesn't even have a temperature.

Oh yeah, he also has moderate ketones. I'm forcing the fluids and keeping a close check on things. If this last temp basal and correction don't help, I'll be calling the endo. for some advice.



Anonymous said...

Damn! Sorry Penny. Sending some positive thoughts from PA. I know what you mean about it just being the sniffles. The variables that affect blood sugar in the little ones is just flatout ridiculous and hard to compete with. Hang in there. It will pass.

Bernard said...


Sorry to hear about the struggles. That really stinks. Be careful about overdosing when he does start to recover.

I'll keep both of you in my prayers for a speedy and safe recovery.

Shannon said...

Ha! Every time Brendon has a streak of good numbers, Jeff and I look at each other and say "OK, when are the bad numbers going to pop up." Sure enough they're just around the corner.

Diabetes keeps us on our toes for sure.

Anonymous said...

Penny, I hate that that elation over the streak had to end this way. It so sucks that something as simple as sniffles should cause so much bedlam. You guys are in my prayers that it will be over soon.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the way it goes with this darned disease?? So frustrating.

I hope he's feeling better soon and those numbers stabilize.

Big hugs coming your way.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that sounds rough. I am not looking forward to days like this!

julia said...

Ugh, that sucks. Sounds like you're doing all the right things, though. I hope he feels better quickly.