Friday, April 20, 2007


Riley is doing better now.

He only had to take Ibuprofen twice yesterday for his temperature. Once at 7 AM and then again at 8:30 last night. So, I think whatever it is, is about to taper out.

His sugar was still running high last night. He was 369. He got a correction. Two hours later he was 427. I haven’t seen a number like that in a very long time.

I started worrying that his site was bad, so I gave him an injection by syringe.

You would have thought I was trying to kill him. He kicked and screamed and cried. Michael had to hold him down so I could give him the injection.

And to think, he used to do that 4-5 times a day and it never seemed to faze him.

But, he's always worse with a site change if he's high. Or, I’m wondering if he’s developing a needle phobia like I’ve heard someone else say.

He came down nicely after that and I kept a wary eye on him throughout the night. He had his lowest sugar of the last few days at 5 o’ clock this morning. It was 131 and I started to finally feel like maybe we’re at the end of this thing.

To answer some of your questions, no I haven’t gotten a whole lot of sleep lately. But, I’m thinking tonight will be better.

I’ll still be getting up a couple of times to test sugars, but I don’t have to check a temp and wake him up to take medicine, and lie there and worry that ketones are invading his little body.

Tonight I just have to worry about him having a bad low.

So, it won't be any different than any other night.


Shannon said...

I didn't see yesterday's post.

My mantra is: sick days are temporary.

I repeat that to keep myself sane because sick days are the suckiest days.

Hang in there.

Jenny said...

I just found your blog and want to encourage you, if it's possible! I used to scream and run around the house when Mum (Aussie slang for Mom) tried to inject me too. I also detested the term 'needle' and insisted my parents call it a 'pin'. Isn't that weird?

I got over it when I desired independence from my parents (sleepovers etc. were a big motivation). My needle phobia didn't last long really (say my parents). You are doing a really important job! Keep it up!

Carey said...

Nasty bug. Glad to hear that it's subsiding. Yeah, sleep would be nice, but not realistic for the parent of a diabetic. Maybe in 15 years.

Jamie said...

Ugh - I'm glad he's doing better. Brooke is going through a nasty virus right now - has had a fever since Tues and she is NOT my diabetic child and I worry! She's already been to emerg and the doc - it's a "virus". I hate it when fevers stick around - I really hope Dani doesn't catch it.

I'm sleep deprived too :( Hope you get some zzz's soon.

Sandra Miller said...


So sorry to hear of Riley's illness-- and the wild sugars that went along with with it.

Evan's been sick with what sounds like the same virus, and I'm hoping (big time) that Joseph doesn't get it too.

And yeah, it's nice when you can get back to just checking the bgs overnight.