Tuesday, August 21, 2007


School is almost here. In the words of Riley (said with a big grin on his face): "Mama, there's only 6 more days until school!!!" He is literally counting down the days. That helps to calm my nerves a little.

I have a meeting with Riley's teacher today. I can't stop thinking about it. I'm a little nervous and I'm not quite sure why.

I've made a little notebook for her to keep in the classroom. It has things like emergency numbers, how to count carbs, what to do about low and high blood sugars, things like that. I hope I don't overwhelm her.

But, I want her to know what to do. I've been working on the notebook more over the last few days. The last thing I put in there was how to give Glucagon.

That one threw me for a loop. I had to hold back the tears as I typed it, trying not to envision Riley lying on the floor while his teacher stabbed him with a needle. He's never had to use Glucagon before and I know it's unlikely that he'll need it at school. But, it's possible. And, it terrifies me.

I told my mom this morning, it's the lows that scare me. Riley can usually tell when he's low. But, yesterday he was 57 when my mom checked him for snack and Riley didn't feel a thing. He had several lows yesterday that seemed to come out of nowhere.

So, I'll let you guys know how the meeting goes. I just hope I don't cry. I don't think I will, but my nerves are so on edge I don't know what I'll do.

Wish me luck.


Shannon said...

Good luck Penny!! You'll feel relieved once you get through the meeting and the first weeks of school.

I think it's a great idea to have a notebook to keep in the classroom, and I'm sure the teacher will appreciate having something to refer to if she needs it.

When Brendon was diagnosed, one of my biggest fears was sending Brendon off to school. Now, the fear is gone because his numbers are actually better in school sometimes than they are at home because they have such a strict schedule with food and activities.

Kassie said...

good luck with the meeting!

Carey said...

Good luck today. It's OK to cry. That's great that Riley's so excited. Charlie is too. We just found out who is teacher will be.

Nicole P said...

Good Luck Penny! And Carey's right - it's OK to cry and I'm also glad Riley's excited!

Sandra Miller said...

The image of Riley counting the days until school made me smile. :-)

Penny, good luck at your meeting today! You really sound like you've done your homework!

mel said...

Good luck!

Paige said...

Good luck, Penny!