Category Archives: insulin pump

Moms night out and Ketones

A friend convinced me to use her extra ticket and go to my high school reunion. (I wasn't going to go-Tony didn't want to go and I wasn't that interested either) So, I got dressed up, met my hubby at church and then left the boys with him and headed to the reunion Earlier in …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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. …

Continue reading

TJ is 6!!

 This is my first born.  I waited for 4 years for this little boy to join our family. He challenges me daily.  To be a better mom.  To deal with the highs and the lows.  To learn new ways of explaining things (like: keep that out of your mouth!)  He was my easy baby.  When …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Is it normal?

It’s been asked in different ways, “are his BGs supposed to go that high?”.  It’s always come from friends curious about what he goes through asking because they’re sincerely curious. This stupid disease doesn’t play by any rules. So my answer is usually something like,”we do everything we can to keep his numbers in range(100-200) …

Continue reading

Sunshine on a sick day

The boys have had yucky congestion coughs for a couple days now and Friday I started feeling the exhaustion of my body trying to fight something off. Saturday I wasn’t feeling any better, I had sinus pressure, headache, and was just feeling tired and yucky. Because the boys had no fever, or other symptoms they …

Continue reading