Our lowest of the low happened a few weeks ago I believed. We had just finished eating a pasta dinner, linguine to be exact and I in my ultimate wisdom had just finished injecting Cara with the precise amount of insulin to correct her high blood sugar that she had before dinner as well as to cover the huge amount of carbs that she was eating for dinner.
Thinking that all was dandy I let the girls (Kylie, Cara and Kirstin) play tag throughout the house, while Connor and myself cleaned the back room. When right in the middle of Cara tagging Kylie, Cara stopped, looked at me and stared walking in my direction with a very confused look on her face. In a very quiet voice she said "mom I'm hungry". Immediately my diabetes radar went off, "I'm hungry" is the low blood sugar cue that Cara gives me when she is low. So I immediately walked past Cara and into the Kitchen to get her meter to see what was going on with her. In the back of my head I could hear thump, Ah, heavy step, heavy step, thump, thump, thump. As I turned around to look for Cara I realized that she was not right behind me as she always is when we go get her meter and that was the moment that the thump, Ah, heavy step, heavy step, thump, thump, thump registered.
CRAP.....Cara was unable to walk, she was only able to take 2 steps and she would fall down to the ground. My heart started pounding as I pick my baby off the floor and carried her to her meter. I brought her to the dinning room table and took her blood sugar...... 2.3 our lowest of our low. My heart dropped and my hands started shacking I grab her the closest thing that was available a nice tall glass of apple juice. As I handed her the glass she looked at me and said "that is not my cup" grrrrr of course..... she can't walk but she is concerned about drinking out of the "wrong" glass. I ran and grab and new cup and poured some juice and she drank the whole thing down. I carried her to the couch and sat her down and gave her some dry cereal (the kids favorite snack) As Cara's blood sugar rose I asked her how did she feel? she told me that she was really dizzy and her legs hurt and it was hard to walk.
The thing that just brakes my heart about this disease is that I caused this low drop in Cara's blood sugar, I gave her too much insulin, I was the reason she could not walk and I think that is the main reason why diabetic parents can never rest....sometimes WE make mistakes but when you make a mistake with a diabetic child it could be deadly!!
1st Side note, I HATE pasta dinners!! First for some unknown reason to me they (the pasta company) gives nutritional information for DRY pasta. WHO EATS DRY PASTA???? Second pasta causes havoc on blood sugar. So why do I make pasta dinners? because it is fast, it feeds the whole family and it is easy!!
2nd side note, so sorry that it has been so long since my last post, we all are doing great but we have just been very very busy. Unfortunately I have just have not been able to get "my" time lately which includes blogging and facebook. I will be catching up with all of your blogs very very soon and I miss you all. I hope you all have had wonderful numbers and great health xoxox but knowing type 1 diabetes I'm sure I will be reading a lot of crazy stories!!