My husband and I were just finishing up dinner...Cara eats soooo fast she was already done 10 minutes earlier and she had moved onto something else when all of a sudden she walked up to me and asked
"Why did I not die?"
"WHAT, WHEN?" I said with what I'm sure was the most shocked looking face EVER.
"When you gave me the apples but not my insulin, why did I not die?"
So here is a little back story:
Today, Cara had her very first alone play date at a friends house. This was O's and Cara's very first play date ever and she was doing it solo. O's mom had called me right before lunch and asked if Cara could play...sure why not? Oh ya, because my daughter has type1, because you have NO idea what to do and how to care for her, because (the list could have went on forever) BUT somehow a very meek YA, sounds great! came out?!?!
Ya, sounds great?!?! my brain was screaming WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!! and as hard as I tried to seem OK I think O's mom could tell that I was a little freaked out.
We planned for O's mom to come pick up Cara after lunch. But I was in a rush, I was taking a "lazy day", I had to have a shower and get some decent cloths on before O's mom got here. I told Kailyn to make lunch while I got ready. I came down after my shower, lunch was done and I gave insulin BUT Kailyn forgot to tell me she also gave Cara some apples and the kicker...she had no idea how much apple Cara ate. Kailyn had cut the apples up into small pieces, given it to the kids and there was no way to tell what Cara ate.
Now what? Cara was heading to a house that has no experience with type 1 and I have no idea how much apple to cover...so I didn't (she had Levemir in the morning and I rounded up when giving her Novorapid for lunch). I figured with the playing and the running she would be ok, I knew she would run a little high but I was OK with that over giving too much insulin and her going low.
I let O's mom know that Cara's blood sugar may be a little high today because I did not cover the apple. I gave her a crash course in diabetes 101 and Cara was off.
And she had a wonderful time or SO I THOUGHT but after that question I'm thinking the whole time she was playing, the whole time she was suppose to be just a kid, the whole time she was making a new friend she was thinking... I'm going to die because my mom did not give me insulin for an apple.
My poor girl...
We had a talk with a great big hug & kiss and I hope she understands now?!?! but you never really know what is going on in that little head of hers.
|This picture was taken by a new friend of ours at FFL...thanks Michelle!|
and btw Cara's blood sugar was not too shabby for her play date if I do say so myself :)