This whole experience has taken me right back to the first weeks of diagnoses. I'm stressed out and confused with information overload and to top it all off I have a massive headache and an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion since we got home from the endo appointment yesterday.
However the one HUGE difference with this experience that is getting us over this bump along our T1 road is the amazing road side assistance that I have now. The support of the DOC is just amazing, from comments on my last post to comments people are sending me on facebook. The love and the acceptance and encouragement is overwhelming and amazing. THANK YOU!!
OK, lets get down to the CGM, so far (day1) I LOVE THIS AMAZING LITTLE PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY...LOVE IT.
It is like having a "third" eye, you can see things that you were never able to before. Unfortunately we saw a lot of HIGHS all through out the night. The plan was no changes last night or today during school, just to get an idea of what was causing the HIGHS and LOWS. But of course, there was a wrench in the plan. Cara woke up feeling sick with an upset stomach and a sore throat. She did not want to eat all her breakfast so we needed to pull back on her morning insulin and she did not go to school. By lunch she was feeling much better and was able to eat her food. I decided since she was not at school I would start the changes we planed on a day earlier.
AND So far so good, much better then last night...that is for sure. Our graph is starting to look closer to a curvy line that a 2 year old drew rather then the scariest roller coaster ride of your life. Cara is even getting use to the sensor, she has not once worried about it when going to the bathroom or playing. She is still in LOVE with the pump and she feels pretty darn special...as she should! We are now on the hunt for a cute case to put the pump into. I know that there are adorable ones on the internet but with shipping, who knows how long it would be to get here? So we are going to look around locally. I did make sure to enter a wonderful giveaway at Autoimmune Island for a chance to win some really cute stuff including a pump case that we will be needing really soon.
The only thing so far that I'm not to fawned of is knowing that my every decision and action will be put under a microscope in the next 6 days. Of course this is all for a great cause of lowering this kids A1C, but I really think that the need (want) to do everything perfectly when there is NO perfect way of doing this is causing all the darn headaches and stress.
MAN, I JUST NEED TO RELAX...
anyone up for a drink or a few?