If there is one way to get out of cleaning your room....go low!
Yesterday while Kacey was cleaning up her bedroom, she said she didn't feel too well. She had "the look". As a Mom, I've become more intune to "the look"...yep the "low blood sugar look". Kacey gets this certain glaze in her eyes and the last few times shes gone low, I've been able to pick up on it. BUT..."the look" wasn't her only symptom. She was sweaty, clammy, had the "shakies" and a sick stomach on top of those. This is the first time shes gotten multiple symptoms. She tested... 56! She had just tested an hour before and was a 123 but said she "felt funny". Did she feel the low coming? Was she dropping so fast that her body was reacting earlier than it should have? I'll never know but what I do know is this low knocked her off her feet! Since it was lunchtime, she went on and ate lunch. After she ate, she layed down on the couch and closed her eyes.
Me : "Kacey, are you ok?"
Kacey: "No Mom, I'm sick."
Me: "Sick? Diabetes sick or Real people sick?" (it's a shame when you have to use those 2 things to distinguish which type of sick she is!)
Kacey: "Diabetes sick"
Me: "OK, whats wrong? What hurts?"
Kacey: "Nothing hurts, I'm just diabetes sick."
Me: "Sick of diabetes? Or really sick?" (Haha! Imagine the confusion trying to get her to tell me what was wrong)
Kacey: "No Mom! My stomach is sick and I just need to lay here!"
Me: "OK but don't close your eyes and I need you to talk to me."
Kacey: "But Mom, I need to close my eyes because I have to rest."
Me: "Can't you rest with your eyes open?"
Kacey: "No because I'm trying to tell my blood sugar to come up!" (HAHAHAHA!)
This low is the first low that really scared me. Don't get me wrong...all lows are scary but this one really took a toll on her. It was like I was watching someone trying to bring their blood pressure down. She was laying very still and very quiet. She was waiting for her sugar to come up. After about 45 minutes, it was as if nothing had happened and she was back in her room playing. I teased her and told her I think her body just wanted to get out of cleaning her room ;) We both had a good chuckle but it still didn't take away the fact that "D-Low Demon" got in the way.
I know lows are scary for her and I'm very good at hiding how much they scare me. We did get a chance to talk later in the evening about this low because whenever she's gone low before, she's only had one symptom. This time there were multiple symptoms warning her. I praised her for knowing something didn't feel quite right and coming to test. I'm thankful she's at the age that she can feel them when they do come on. She said that it made her feel sleepy and like she didn't have any energy but it didn't make her grumpy. (LOL...nah the "grumpies" are highs) She went on to tell me that it felt like her brain was thinking but her hands and legs wouldn't do what she was thinking. I'm guessing thats what they mean when they talk about feeling confused? Also, her lowest ever was a 48 and this was a 56 and she said she felt lower than she did when she was 48.