This day has been ridiculous, I hope it ends really soon!! Today I get off the phone with the school, the nurse and the bus company (early post will explain) and I have a message on my voice mail. It says " Hello Nicole it's so and so from the Diabetic Clinic at the hospital (this is where we go for our check ups every 3 months for Cara and we love everyone there) I'm just calling because the Doctor received a phone call from CCAC (this is the agency that paired us up with Cara's nurse for the school) and they are concerned about some high numbers that Cara has been having at school recently, if you can just give me a call back when ever you have time that would be great" HELLO what??? I literally had to listen to the message twice, I could not believe that they are questioning me on my daughters care. I do everything that I'm told to do for that girl and the thought that they are trying to blame me for her highs....like I'm not giving her, her insulin at breakfast time or something....WHAT THE HELL!! Her nurse has called me twice about Cara's BG being in the 20's and I had to explain to her that because no one is able or really no one is willing to check Cara's blood sugar before snack time I always give her a carb snack. We realized soon after Cara started school that her BG dropped dramatically from the time she leaves school to the time she gets home from the bus. The Doctor's orders state that the nurse needs to correct any BG number that is lower then 5, however if her BG is at 10 at school by the time she gets off the bus she is low around 3ish. So I would rather have her a tad high then low on the bus. So I decided to always give her a carb snack even if she does not need one and that is why she is high, not because WE as parents are lazy, not doing our job, don't care, have better things to do in the morning or are just idiots. This just blows my mind so I called the diabetic clinic back explained everything..... THEY understood and that was that!
So now Cara's dad and I are thinking and talking about a more complicated way of dealing with Cara's diabetes at school which I'm sure will blow the minds of Cara's school staff and teachers but at least her nurse and the CCAC will realize that we are taking care of our daughter and they may like her numbers a little more. I just don't know if it will work out? we will see!
On a side note today we took Cara, Connor, Kylie, Kirstin and Cody to get her H1N1 vaccine, they are only giving the vaccine to children 5 and under, or people with underlining health conditions, health care workers, or women who are pregnant. So Kailyn and I will need to wait a little while for our H1N1.... Thinking of Hollie, you have touched so many, even those who never had the chance to meet you.