When I posted yesterday and said that nothing much has been going on with Cara lately I knew that I should have highlighted that whole sentence and pressed delete.
At 11:00am this morning I received a phone call from Cara's nurse letting me know that when she tested her at school she was 3.2mmols (x by 18 for U.S. #). She mentioned that this was the first time that Cara tested low so she went to Cara's teacher and asked her what was going on with Cara today. The teacher told her that at snack time Cara did not like her snack and she threw it out in the garbage (that is soooo Cara). So Cara did not eat anything for snack and hence the low blood sugar reading. Then the nurse for some reason did not know about or could not find the pack that I had made up for Cara for exactly this reason with juices and snacks all 15 grams when she is running low before getting on the bus. So she ended up giving her the jelly sugar thing that I have in the back pack for emergencies on the bus. I explained to her about the pack that I have at the school, mind you this is like the 5th time that I have brought this up with her and I called the school.
When I spoke to the teacher I mentioned that the nurse was unable to find the pack which the teacher does not understand because it is right out in the open....so I really don't understand that! All I can think off is that something was lost in translation. So then I asked her what happened at snack time with Cara? She began to explain to me that Cara just ate the topping off of her snack and threw the rest of it away and I THOUGHT that it was enough for her to eat. So I again had to explain to her that Cara needs to eat her snack to get her threw the bus ride home before she eats lunch. If you ever have a question or unsure of something please call me. This is Cara's life and I do not like people making decision on guesses. I explained again that Cara needs 15gs of carbs at snack time nothing more (which happened last week or so) and nothing less (which happened today). So I hope that everyone has learned something new from this and it never happens again.
When Cara finally came home I checked her BG and she was 12 perfect. I said to her how was school, she said OK. I asked her if she felt sick at school and the saddest little look came over her face and she said yes. I asked her if she told her teacher and she shook her head no, why not I asked. I don't know she said. I asked her if she told her nurse and the same sad little look came over her and she said no. I said to her "Cara if you ever feel sick you can tell your teacher or your nurse, mom has talk to both of them and they know what to do to make you feel better. OK she said with a smile! POOR LITTLE GIRL! Cara is very good at home telling us if she has an upset belly that is our clue that she is low, the second that she fall's below 5 she starts with a belly ache and we are trying to teach her what that means for her.
The next thought on my mind was the bus ride, we never called the bus company or told the driver about Cara, it's one thing that slipped my mind when dealing with all the school issues. So after I got off the phone with the teacher I called the bus company who told me it is up to the school to inform them of issues like this....HELLO, I'm calling you to inform you of issues like this!!So then I call the school to see if they had informed the bus company about Cara and I'm still waiting to here what is going on about that. Why can nothing be a yes or no it seems that I'm always going around in circles.