Friday, July 22, 2011

keytones are scary to me

Morning everyone!  How hot is it in your town?  Yesterday we reached 47 degrees Celsius with the humidex and today is supposed to be around 40!  Needless to say we haven't really been out of the house since Monday because of the heatwave and I think we are going a bit batty because of it.  Yesterday we had to go out in the heat for a half an hour maybe and it resulted in a 2.6 that was a toughy to rebound from.  This morning he was up at 2:30 having chest and foot pains and didn't say anything to me about the pain he just woke me up and said he couldn't sleep.  So we went to the living room and turned up the A/C and tried to rest.  We eventually fell asleep and he got up early and made me breakfast again...such a sweetie but it's gotta stop.  He gets up and uses sharp knives and the toaster without being supervised at all and it scares the hell out of me.  he's so sneaky lol.  When he looked at me and told me about his pains I saw his dry lips and flushed face and nearly cried...I know that face.  I had him test and he was 17.9...we did a blood keytone test 0.4 I've never seen it over 0.2 to tell you the truth so I started to panic a bit.  Tried to figure out his total daily dose and add 5% to correct the keytones and I got it right but now I'm playing the waiting game because 7 units of NR in the am is a hell of a stretch from the usual 2.5 if he's in range.  At 9 am he was 25.4 because of breakfast at 8.  10 am he was down to 20.4 but the NR is working very hard now that its been in him for 2 hours.  2 more hours of checking and a big snack soon and I'm hoping hes gonna be all fixed up.  keytones at 9 am were down to 0.1 so that made me happy.  I did call our diabetic nurse and she's so awesome I really love her she said I did everything right and that he will most likely just need extra snack and hourly testing for a few hours.  Do keytones scare you as much as they scare me?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sugar Free RING POPS?! Who knew?

I was offered a chance to try out Sugar Free Ring Pops recently and as I'm sure most of you would too, I jumped at it.  The rep I was in contact with was amazing and despite a postal strike here in Canada we got our package and Colin couldn't wait to try one out.  Colin had never had a Ring Pop in his life and I was tearing up at the thought of him being able to have one and feel a little more "normal" for a short time.  It's funny because only us D Moms would ever weep tears of joy watching their child eating candy lol.

Lunch time test had his blood at 6.7 an excellent number if I do say so myself, Colin ate a small lunch and finished it off with his Sugar Free Ring Pop .  Colin had the watermelon one because it's green and he loves green.  He said it tasted "better than watermelon" and loved that his hands were free to still play with his action figures and suck on his candy at the same time.  It ended up taking him 30 minutes to finish it and that was awesome to him, long lasting candy apparently "rules" in the eye of my son.

We tested Colins blood sugar again 2 hours later and it was 8.4!  Woohoo no crazy spikes from the Ring |Pop I was amazed, in a really good way.

 So the good ole folks at Ring Pop have given me 3 packages (consisting of 3 different flavours) to giveaway  to you guys!!  Awesome eh?  Here's what you need to do to win these baby's:

Comment on this blog entry and tell me about a memory you have about Ring Pops or share a pic you have of someone enjoying a ring pop.  There is a great fan page at Facebook Fan Page also you can like it there for an extra entry.

This contest is open until 10 pm Friday July 22, 2011


Good Luck!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Schools out and Mom's tired already

School ended on Wed for Colin and it's been no sleep for me ever since...sheesh.  C has had a few bad nightmares over the past 3 nights and I ended up going to sleep in his bed last night at 11 because he was upset.  Nightmares usually mean that C is low but not this time so I just slept beside him and made him feel safe, truth be told it made me feel better too I was worried he was going to have a low and not wake up.  I am happy to say though that he was fine and I am pooped lol.

Yesterday was Canada Day and Colin, Gray and I took a drive out to the country for the first annual Great Canadian Bacon Festival, it was pretty fun and the food was yummy.  Bacon everywhere!  We ate lunch on the grass by a pond and then played with the animals at a little petting zoo thingy (not a real petting zoo) we all had cupcakes with bacon and chocolate on top of them and they were tasty. 

I have been waiting patiently for a package in the mail with prizes for my blog and they seem to be stuck in the backlog of mail we have here from the 2 week postal strike in Canada, I want my mail! 

How are you all enjoying the beginning of summer vakay?


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