Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HALLOWEEN WRAP UP...

It was a successful All Hallows Eve night at our house if I do say so myself. This being our third one in... my nerves are not as uneasy as they once were.

 That first year was a bugger for us. Justin had just been diagnosed 10 days earlier and here I was... faced with HALLOWEEN!

All I had in my armory at the time was a list from our CDE with estimated carb counts and the words "let him be a kid first" swirling trough my aching brain.

 But there was more than that...

How was HE going to react.

How was I going to handle the mounds of sugar filled packages that he was collecting that night.

My kids have never had free reign of the booty, but would I limit it more? I just didn't know.

 The next several weeks after that first Halloween were filled with a few tears and anger. We were still making adjustments, so there were times when candy wasn't an option. Even so... we survived.

The second year(last year) also had its challenges. Justin went low a couple times while tricking for treats. The process itself was somewhat tiresome, but the few weeks after were better compared to the year before.

Then there was year three. THIS YEAR. By golly... I think we've got it. I tried not to give D much thought. While on the candy path... I slipped Justin a Reese PB Cup and then a Juicy Juice a little while later for good measure. I know this sounds like something only a irresponsible D mama would do, but I didn't even make him stop to check his bg(gasp). I simply went on instinct and let him be "a kid first".

When we got home and settled down. Justin's bg came in at a nice 110(Exhale). Some days are good :)

Today, I even slipped a Three Musketeer in Justin's lunch box; just like I use to do BEFORE Diabetes came along.

12 comments:

Reyna said...

(GASP)!!! You are an awesome D Mama! Your experience sounds similar to mine...Joe needed a few treats while TOTing to keep him up too. I think I need to do a Halloween Wrap up too like you and Hallie! LOVE IT!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

We did pretty much the same this year. We were actually thankful for Halloween to provide all that LOW treating candy. :-)

(we had a 40 :( )

Joanne said...

What a nice number to end up with on Halloween. We let Elise munch on some smarties as we trick or treated... she thought it was the best thing ever!

Denise said...

Bryce was high while out trick or treating but he got a few treats along the way...spent the night fighting lows afterwards...go figure!

Stephanie said...

Good for you! Mama instinct is usually right...Adam needed a lollipop halfway through!

Jen said...

I don't know why Lora but this made me teary. I love that you were able to feel comfortable not checking him and going with your instincts. I hope we can get there one day!! Sounds like a fantastic Halloween.

Heather said...

Good for you for being brave and not checking! We do a lot more of that during special occasions. On Halloween Audrey was low (Dexie said 63) so I picked out a piece of candy that I knew what the carbs were (swedish fish, they had the carbs on the back!) and my friend let her sit in the stroller the rest of the way. Worked great, she was 130 when we got done. It's especially nice with Dexie. We get a lot less finger pokes having her around.

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

Yep! By Golly... YOU GOT IT!!! =)

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

it took me 3 times to realize this is our 3rd halloween! Nice job twin!

Meri said...

I am so glad this Halloween was a success! I slipped a little candy into the boys lunches yesterday and today. I think I will for the rest of the week, and then it will all disappear.

Amanda said...

Yay! I am glad we get to hear from you all month! And congrats on the awesome Halloween!

sfincham said...

Ellie was low, low, low. I did stop and test a couple of times because I couldn't believe how much candy I could give her and Dexter was still reading in the 80's!? But Dexter was right...she at 70 or so grams of straight ass candy that night...no insulin! She was thrilled!!!

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