Category Archives: continuous glucose monitor

Mommy and TJ fail (but not too bad)

It’s just another crazy dinner time in the Ortiz home. I plate up everyone’s food and get it on the table. We say grace and dig in. G needs many reminders to eat his dinner (this time it’s was the potatoes he tried to ignore). TJ surprisingly ate everything on his plate without any arguing. …

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I wasn’t planning to go…

The hospital where TJ was diagnosed puts on a little kids camp every summer. It’s just a short 2.5 hour party with activities for the kids and a free lunch. The boys have enjoyed it every time we’ve gone and the first couple years we went my parents came too. It was a fun time …

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Dmom fail

My poor boy! He has been over 300 all day.  It’s really my fault and I feel horrible. He was due for a new pump site (the plastic cannula we insert under his skin for the pump to be able to drip insulin into his system all day) but had plenty of insulin so we …

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First trip to the library!!!

Today was TJ and Gs first trip to the public library! Maybe I’m a bad parent, but I’ve honestly never taken them before. I haven’t been in so long! Since I started buying the books I’ve wanted and especially since getting my kindle, I just haven’t felt the need to go to the library. But …

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Something’s going on

My poor boys! G gets a fever and lethargic in the middle of their birthday party causing him to miss most of the party and not get his cupcake (until a later date). He opened his presents later that evening (after the fever broke) but was still too lethargic to really enjoy it. Ever since …

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Judgement Call

It is something we Dmoms don’t talk about very often, but it really struck me tonight. We make judgement calls every day that have the potential of 1 keeping our kids in range 2 allowing them to go dangerously low Or 3 allowing them to go dangerously high. Every day! Sometimes multiple times a day. …

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A new experience for me

Today was TJs first day of Panther Day Camp and he was not very excited about going. This is his first camp away from all family members and he was apprehensive to say the least. He wouldn’t smile for any pictures or go off and play with the other kids. It didn’t help that the …

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Rare but so frustrating!

TJ really struggles with focusing on his school work sometimes. (which is understandable with a 2 yr old running around the room playing with toys and trying to play with TJ too). Especially when his blood sugars are higher than they should be and that has been the case the last couple days. We keep …

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Dmom panic

After a relaxing shower and spending some peaceful time getting ready while the boys were napping I was shocked into a panic. I just happened to check Dex on my way out of my bedroom (it won’t read in my bathroom while TJ is napping in his room–over 20 ft away) and saw LOW with …

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Pulled a port

A fun day: church, a party, and then time at grandmas and grandpas. The boys had taken naps and were playing outside before we sat down to watch frozen at grandmas house. I decided to check dex and see what TJs sugars were doing. Good thing I did! Seriously?!? (Apparently we forgot to turn on …

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