Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Low & Snow

Monday afternoon brought on another scary low! This time....a 46.

It was 15 min til time for school to end. Kacey went to the bathroom and when she was about to walk out, she was hit the the double vision again. One of her friends had come into the bathroom and Kacey was sitting on the floor in the bathroom testing her blood sugar. She was a 46...dizzy....sweating....had the headache....and knew she needed help! She wasn't with it enough to reach for her glucose tabs but her friend K knew she needed help fast. She helped Kacey get up and got her out in the hall. Kacey's other friend, C, was in the hall too and went running to Kacey's class to let Mrs. L know that Kacey was low again. Thankfully the nurse is only 4 doors down from Kacey's classroom and the bathroom is right across the hall from her class so she didn't have to go very far.
She got in the nurse, and was able to get help to treat herself. She came up to a 157 in 15min and she felt better but she was extremely exhausted. I clocked out and brought her home. When she got home, all she wanted to do was lay down. I was so scared she'd drop again so I had her eat dinner. I didn't think she'd drop again after eating....but she did! She came down to a 73 so I had her treat with more glucose tabs instead of eating more food. I was hoping that we'd be able to have that ice cream. By bedtime, she'd started to come around and was actually smiling. Bedtime blood sugar....105! YES!!! TAKE THAT DIABETES! She was able to have that ice cream :) and we even put some whipped cream, nuts and a few sprinkles on top ;)

Virginia was hit with a Nor'easter again last night! I went to sleep at 9pm last night and there was nothing on the ground. When I got up this morning, everything was WHITE! This time it came in the form of snow. As much as I hate snow, I'm thankful it wasn't the flooding water that we had last time. I took Chloe out in the snow for the first time this morning and ended up laughing so hysterically that I thought I'd wet my pants standing there. She looked like an oversized rabbit hopping around the front yard. Only a week and a half ago, her feet touched the grass for the first time. So this was ALL new to her! She LOVED it! She's doing SO good :) She learned the command "sit" in just one week! She's also learned if she goes potty outside then when she comes in, she's asked to "sit" and she gets a treat. She's started doing it without command the last 2 days. She runs in and immediately sits down. AMAZING!
I'm just floored at how smart she is already. She still stays glued to Kacey and she's still doing great with going potty outside! :) She's also learned what the bathtub is....WATER! We heard a crash the other day and she'd run in the bathroom and jumped right in the tub and knocked down the shampoo & conditioner. I yelled "No!" and she sat and just stared up at me. It's too bad I didn't have my camera in my was priceless!!
Such is the life in the West house! :)


Jennie said...

Your story scares me so much because this is the reality of what can and will happen to our kids. Thank goodness she has friends who know what to do. I hate it when Brittany calls me a few minutes before school is out because she is low. I never feel good about her getting on the bus with out knowing her blood sugar is back up. Scary stuff these kids go throw when they are low and feeling so crappy! I am happy for you that it turned out okay.

Wendy said...

OMGsh!!!! Thank goodness for friends!!!! I'm so happy she's feeling better.

I can just imagine Chloe romping around in that snow :)

:) Tracie said...

Thank goodness her friends are so aware!

Cloe sounds so funny with the snow, I can just imagine it!

Meri said...

Is this a new roller coaster I have to look forward to? The puberty roller coaster??? UHG!! I hope things settle soon.

I love picturing your little girl frolicking in the snow!! You need to get pics of it! Stat!