Friday, April 14, 2006

Some good news for a change

I was thinking this morning about how when Riley first started the pump I was posting all the time about his bad numbers. Well, his numbers haven't been bad at all lately. He's had a few higher numbers, but all in all his numbers have been great. I know that this can be temporary, so I'm enjoying it while I can. I thought since I shared the bad numbers with you, maybe I should share the good ones too.

We haven't had to adjust his basals in a while, other than the occasional decrease for a low or exercise. He's eating well. I can tell that he feels so much better than when his sugars where in the 300s.

Blood sugars:

198- 1:00 PM
96- pre-breakfast
175- snack
116- pre-lunch

229- 4 AM
163-supper (had pizza--check out how his sugar did)
98- 2 hours after pizza- he got a little snack and a basal decrease for one hour
130- 3 hours after pizza
148- bedtime snack

So far today, his sugars have been:

215-2 AM
111-5 AM (pump suspended)
106- 6 AM
110- pre-breakfast

So, after all those horrible posts about the pump in the beginning, the words "I love the pump" are now heard quite often in this house, followed by a huge grin, and a whispered prayer of thanks.


George said...

Hooray! And I am glad he is feeling better too. So often we forget about sharing the good stuff. Thank you so much for sharing the good news!

Jamie said...

Thanks for posting this. As future "pumpers" it's always interesting for me to read about how things go when you first start on the pump.

From reading your blog, I understand that it's not easy in the beginning, but once you get it all figured out, it's wonderful to have.

I'm glad to hear things are going much better now! You're doing a great job, Penny :)

Unknown said...

So glad to hear Riley's doing great!
I can almost picture his grin and see the relief in your face!

Penny Ratzlaff said...

Thank you for the prayers, jj. I'm sending some up for your sister also.