I am extremely tired tonight....so this update will be short and to the point......if that is possible!!
After talking to the N.E. on Thursday we made a couple of adjustments in J.J.'s treatment plan. These adjustments, however, sent us chasing lows!! What that means is that I would give him an insulin dose and watch his blood glucose level plummet. When we get below a certain number we are supposed to give J.J. 15 grams of carbs and wait 15 minutes, then recheck. If still low, repeat.
Thursday night (or Friday A.M.) we "chased a low" for 2 hours!! From midnight to 2 a.m......that's checking his blood, then giving him carbs every 15 minutes for TWO HOURS in the middle of the night!!! HE IS SUCH A TROOPER.....it barely phased him!!!
Last night we chased just after dinner, then again throughout the night we watched him drop and drop and drop. We checked every 2-3 hours and finally woke him up at 5:30 to give him some milk.
Today it was a never ending chase....one minute he was fine....the next......LOW!! I was checking every hour most of this afternoon. Tonight he had birthday cake.....I decided to only give him half of what we would've given him....so far he's not spiked but is in a "safe" range for sleeping.....but we'll still get up a couple of times in the night to check him.
Needless to say.....all this chasing has me worn out!! This tired Mama is off to bed!!