Medtronic 512 Insulin Pump (on left) & Meter
I picked up the donated pump on Friday. They sent along the meter that links with it as well. I still haven't heard from our clinic about a final verdict on whether we'll be allowed to use this pump. I trust that all will work out for good. Even if we do have to buy a new one, I know all will be at J.J.'s best interests.
We may end up holding off on the pump until fall when J.J.'s insulin needs have increased. We may see good results with MDI this summer with the extra outside activity. Then as his honeymoon wears off and he needs more insulin in the fall it may be beneficial to put him on the pump. We'll have to wait and see. We are still going to proceed with pump training, so when the time comes we'll be ready.
Since our endo appt, we've kept J.J.'s numbers lower, but unfortunately as we predicted they are a bit too low for our comfort level. Although I do like seeing the average lower on his meter, I just hate that he's truly going "low"---i.e. below 60----or he is in the buffer zone a lot ----60-80. So basically, what do "the forces that be" want.....high or low? We'll keep tweaking a bit.....maybe a good middle ground can be reached.
Thanks to the D.O.C. for the Smarties tip!! Smarties have been perfect for raising J.J.'s low(er) numbers. J.J. doesn't really need the full 15g of carbs to get him up, so just one roll of Smarties at 6 g's does the trick!! Plus it was one of his favorite treats before being diagnosed. I grabbed a whole bag on clearance at Wal-mart this week. Doesn't quite compare with Scott's stash, but it will do for now!! Plus they are perfect for him to tuck in his pockets!! When the N.E. showed us the glucose tabs in the hospital I nearly choked......or knew J.J. would choke if I tried to give him one!! They are HUGE......but Smarties are just right!! So thanks for the tip guys....love it!!
As I end today I just want to say that as any household we have our good days and bad days. The weeks that Jason is out of town are harder, and especially the weeks he's out of town and I'm in that "tired" week of the month.....the two always seem to coincide....hmmmmm....I wonder if he does that on purpose!!! I'll have to have a chat with that man!! At any rate I wanted to end with a good day, and a "fun" picture.
This was taken Friday afternoon. Jason came home early and surprised us with a few kites. Here is J.J. flying a kite for the first time!! As I look at this picture I can see the fullness coming back into his face. Yippee!!