Riley was unusually cranky all day Tuesday. But, he’s four. He’s allowed to have a bad day.
His sugars had run pretty good all day, about like usual. At supper he was a nice 99. We went out to eat at a local Italian restaurant. While I’ve pretty much got a combo bolus figured out for my homemade spaghetti, restaurant spaghetti is somehow a whole different animal. So, I expected he might be a little high later.
At 9 PM, he was 268, higher than I want to see, but like I said I kind of expected it.
At around 11 PM he started complaining of being cold and started to shiver. A check of his temperature revealed a fever of 101.3
Even though I’m sleep deprived already, I got even less sleep Tuesday night. He got Tylenol and Motrin throughout the night, only to wake with a temp of 102.7.
When I tested his ketones, they were large.
He had run around 220 all night except at around 5 AM, he dipped down to 171 only to be up to 256 when he woke up.
He had no complaints except a headache.
I went ahead and took him to the doctor. I don’t usually rush my kids to the Dr. for a fever, but Riley is different. The last time he ran a temp and had no symptoms, he had an ear infection that required antibiotics.
I wasn’t taking any chances.
The Dr. couldn’t find anything wrong. They even tested his urine to make sure that he didn’t have a UTI. All they found in his urine was sugar.
He didn’t have ketones anymore. They had cleared out by around 11 AM.
Diagnosis? “It’s a virus.” Hmm, the doctor probably has no idea what the word virus means to me. A virus is what started the whole sugar fiasco in the first place.
The virus can bite me.
His sugars hovered in the 220-230 range yesterday, even though I kept correcting them. He spiked up to 372 once, but came back down to 220 fairly quickly.
He slept a lot and ate very little. Scary. He’s never still, even when he’s sick. So, to see him just lie around is a little unsettling.
This morning he’s about the same. I kept Tylenol and Motrin in him again all night. His sugars stayed in the low to mid 200s and his temp this morning was 101.4.
I’m just praying this all goes away soon. He just feels so bad.
Oh, and diabetes, it can bite me too.