Monday, March 12, 2012
Another 1st This Week, A Bent Cannula
It seems like this week we have checked off a few 1st on our to-do list of diabetes:
1. Cara's very first belly site and now
2. Our very first bent cannula. YUP! it's not a good first but I have been waiting for this one since we started using the Mio's. As I understand it is a part of pumping with diabetes.
I kept reading and seeing post about this up- to- now elusive bent cannula. Every time Cara would have a run of high numbers in the back of my mind I thought to myself perhaps a bent cannula? and it never was.
Late, very very late last night Cara was hovering around the 17's, 18's (306) all night no matter how much insulin we pumped into her. After going through all the possibilities, she could be getting sick, or we could have over corrected a low, or we could have carb counted dinner wrong we decided (after much discussion) that we should just do a site change. And what did we find?
A bent cannula, truthfully I almost started to laugh...finally! My husband and I check it out in complete awe. Cara however was not as impressed! She was high, tired and getting prepared for a day early site change...NOT A HAPPY GIRL!
But her day seems to be getting worse that bent cannula and lack of insulin in Cara's body seems to be causing some troubles this morning.
She has ketones
She is vomiting
She still has high bg numbers (just now getting them down)
The poor thing is lying in bed watching Gnomeo and Juliet with the volume off. I don't quite understand what it is about the volume?? BUT one thing I do know is we do what she wants when she is feeling like this.
Not a good way to start March Break...stupid bent cannula...UGH!
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