Saturday, October 29, 2011
Today was a bad diabetes day.
Today diabetes kicked 5 year old Cara's ass because of a very bad 5 year old decision she made.
Today Cara decided to sneak God knows how many candies before she got up from bed this morning that she had hidden.
Yesterday was a different day,
Yesterday we were very proud of Cara. She was the only one who came home from school with a bag full of Halloween candy from school. I think she like the power this candy gave her over her siblings, she was in her glory. She was sharing it with the others without a fuss, they did have to do things for her BUT there was no fuss. lol She was even asking us when she wanted a piece, we would count the carb and give her insulin.
Yesterday we thought that Halloween was going to be NO BIG DEAL this year!
NO BIG DEAL!!
So what the hell happened today?!?!
Maybe it was because it was early morning and she knew diabetes or not she would not be able to have candy?
Maybe it was because she thought, just a little won't hurt?
Maybe it was because her big sister who was sleeping in the bed above her and I'm sure sharing in this hidden stash of candy told her to?
OR maybe it was because she is 5 years old?
I don't know WHY but I do know what happened because of this decision.
*High blood sugar at breakfast, a 30.2 mmols (543.6) to be exact...BUSTED!!
*A breakfast bolus and correction of 5 units
*An afternoon of feeling low when she was in range or just a little higher
*An afternoon of crying and tantrums
*An afternoon of headaches and stomachaches
*And a long talk
Today we had "the talk"... a 5 year old version of "the talk". She needed to understand that it should be NO BIG DEAL. You can have candy, but when you eat candy you MUST tell us so we can give you insulin for the candy.
We needed to tell her that if she does not do the above that she could end up in the hospital very sick and not the FUN Diabetes Clinic part of the hospital BUT the stick an IV in your arm part of the hospital.
Today we needed to tell her we did not want her to be sick because of candy or because of diabetes.
We told her Candy + Cara = pumping insulin and to that she told us "OK, next time I will give myself 100 units of insulin when I eat candy...hahahahaha" with a great big smile on her face!!
Oh BOY...NO CARA! WE do your insulin not you!!
Happy Halloween EVERYONE!! I hope this is over fast!!
Posted by Nicole at 8:29 PM