Saturday, June 28, 2008

And I'm off....

I'm officially off work for the summer. I don't go back until August 4th. I haven't had this much time off of work since I was 16. (with the exception of surgeries and child birth).

I don't really have too much planned. We're a member of a local beach club, so I'm sure we'll spend plenty of time there. We (me, Michael, Holden, Riley, my mom, and Holden's girlfriend) are also going on a Mission trip for 4 days in July.

We don't live very far from Nags Head so I'd like to spend a day there sometime. We would take more day trips, but gas is just too darn expensive. I hate feeling like I have to sit at home because it costs too much just to drive down the road.

I will be doing a lot of studying this summer. My school nurse certification exam is August 2nd. I HAVE TO pass the first time I take it. #1: because it costs $275.00 and #2 because once I pass I will get a very significant raise.

On the diabetes front things are pretty much like always. He has highs. He has lows. He hangs out in between sometimes. I adjusted basals a few days ago. His sugars were great for a while and then yesterday he stayed in the 200s most of the day.

He missed his endo appointment that was scheduled for this week because his doctor is out on medical leave. We should get an appointment in the next few weeks.

I usually have a good idea what his A1C will be around. But, this time, I don't really have a clue. I haven't been logging like I used to. I kind of just keep track in my head. And, every now and then I sit down and go through his last 3-4 days of sugars and look for trends and adjust from there. I think his last A1C was 7.2 or 7.3. I'll be happy if it hasn't gone up and I'll be ecstatic if it has gone down.

Riley's done quite a bit of growing over the past few months. So, I won't be surprised at all if it's gone up some. Those growth hormones can do a number on an A1C.

His meter average is about what it usually is. It doesn't fluctuate very much. But, I've found that I can't really go by his meter average to determine what his A1C will be. Even though his sugar gets checked 10-14 times a day I don't really know how high or low he goes in between checks. Also, if he is high (like in the 300 or 400s) I always test again to make sure he's really that high before I give him insulin. That will skew his meter average also.

I don't really talk about diabetes much here anymore. I think it's because I don't really think about it much anymore. Or maybe thinking about it has become so common place that I don't even realize it.

It's just always there. But, I still long for that day when it won't be.


Lisa said...

I hope that you enjoy your time off. I know exactly what you mean about the gas has us staying home quite a bit more then I wanted to this summer.

Diabetes wise I am so looking forward to being where you are. We are so immersed right now that I feel like that is all I am thinking about.

Good luck on your test!

Amy said...

Just found your blog. My little girl was diagnosed on Easter Sunday of this year (making it one unforgettable holiday), just one month shy of her 3rd birthday. I've started a blog myself, about her and other things in my life. Right now, diabetes just seems to overshadow everything. Very encouraging to read your blog and know someone else has the same emotional swings that I do!