Saturday, September 25, 2010

A knot in my stomach...

"Mom can you get my checker" followed by a clunk.
The thought of it is still turning my stomach. The piercing sound in his voice told me that something was wrong. As I ran into the kitchen, I found my 9 year old son sitting on the floor against the cabinet. He was sweaty and holding his head in his hands.
Automatically, I grabbed a juice, stuck the straw in and handed it to him.

As  he drank I opened the test strips... EMPTY! "Damn it!!" I say as I run to the closet for more. When I finally tested him, he was 45.

I don't understand...

I have changed his basal. Changed his IC factors. I have even changed his ISF. Why all of a sudden are we having all these lows. Why is it past the point of function before he feels them?

I hate the gut wrenching feeling of "that voice".

STUPID D!!!

16 comments:

Denise said...

Sorry you guys are having such a rough time right now. My friend was having a similar situation with her daughter last week, cut her insulin in half and fed her snacks and meals without shots and still didn't get her bg over 150. Couple days of nonstop lows then she was back up to her normal doses. Weird. Hope you don't have anymore of these gut wrenchers and can enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Amanda said...

Damn diabetes!

Meri said...

Freak. That is so scary. Didn't Shamae go through something similar? We can go through the million senarios, food absorbtion? Pump malfuntion? Pancreas sputtering? Who the heck will ever know???? I'm so sorry Lora. I know how scary it is. Down with the basals!!

Cindy said...

Big hugs! Those are so scary, on your end and on his! Sounds like it could be a growth spurt. Or a million other things. I hope he evens back out quickly and so things can get back on track for you both!

Reyna said...

Fuck a DUCK that SUCKS...and I know I shouldn't be cursing that much, but it is true. I am so sorry Lora. I am thinking of you and Justin a lot lately.

Misty said...

Oh Lora, I'm so sorry:( We went through a 2 week period like that and never really figured out what was going on. And Meri's right..Shamae did too. I think ours was related to a virus, but who really knows!

I am praying that these yucky lows end quickly for your little man! (with the cute hair:)

sfincham said...

Good lord life should not be this difficult!? That beast is mean! I hope something shifts and you guys can find balance. Everyone who ever thought this was controllable should read this post!!! It's that hard...and scary...damn D!

Wendy said...

Oh man....my heart just jumped into my throat and I nearly passed out....I can't stand it. I can't stand these lows.....I'm praying for you and Justin, my friend!!!!!

Sarah said...

Scary...I am sorry you and your son dealt with this, I am appreciative of your ability to share it with us so that we can hear that we aren't alone even though we feel like it with these scary d moments. I hope he's feeling well and that maybe, just maybe an answer pops up to help keep these lows at bay!

Hallie said...

What is up with the lows? We've got 'em, too. Ducking Fiabetes. I feel that knot in the stomach just reading it. Hang in there.

Brian said...

I have a knot in mine just thinking about it. It sucks knowing that you are doing everything right, and D decides to keep messing with you.

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

Im so sorry you had to deal with this.. I love the comment from Hallie... Ducking Fiabetes is right!! THIS SUCKS

Heather said...

Oh I can't stand the lows. I get a knot in my stomach everytime I think about it. Stupid D!!!

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

I know I am late...DuckingFiabetes!! Theres no explanation sadly we have all been there. youre doing everything right and you can and sometimes still it fucks with us.

I am so glad that he is ok. You both have been on my mind all week!

Laura said...

Ducking Fiabetes!! I'm so sorry, Lora!!!
Damn D!!

connie said...

So, so sorry, Lora! I have been fighting the lows with Miss E over here too...sometimes I just can't figure it out.

(((hugs)))

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