Thursday, October 20, 2011


I found myself singing the Camptown Races song this afternoon. But I have new lyrics:

Matthew's been in range all day
Doo-da, doo-da
Matthew's been in range all day
Oh doo-da day!

I needed a day like this! Woo Hoo! All those highs get depressing after a while.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Random Thoughts

Blogging?  What's that? 

Sorry I've been MIA....we spent fall break visiting Kevin's parents in Southern California.  Lots of fun, despite daytime lows (all the activity) and nighttime highs (crazy food at night.)

Because of the busy days and overnight checks, I was exhausted!  And......I finally slept through an alarm.  Knew it would happen sometime.  Fortunately, God was on-call and took care of everything!

Matthew had been 82 when we went to bed.  That's way too low after 2 super-active days.  I set a temporary basal and planned to check in  hour.  I ignored the alarm and woke up in a panic about 2.5 hours later! 

Thankfully, he was over 100.  But talk about stress....God is good though!

Matthew has a new line when kids ask about his pod.  He used to say "It's my battery pack."  The other day, my friend overheard him say "It's my soap dispenser." 

Pretty funny, huh?

Tonight is the second bookclub meeting.  Yes, I did have to read "Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder." 

And believe it or not, Matthew was true to his word---it really was a pretty good book.  It'll be fun to discuss tonight.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

No News is Good News

I've got nothing to say.

Honestly, there is nothing exciting to blog about.

BUT... I can't leave that last post at the top of my blog any longer.  It was too scary and it's over. there's a new post at the top. 

No news is good news.  : )

Monday, October 3, 2011

Right can still go wrong....

One thing I hate about can do everything right and it still goes wrong.

We just celebrated Matthew's birthday.  Full of pizza, cupcakes, running around, excitement....and yet, we rocked the BG!  It was a great day.

A little before bedtime, Matthew's BG was 124.  Not bad, but we still gave him 2 PB crackers for a little boost.  He gradually (and I mean gradually!) made his way to bed. 

Kevin and I settled down to watch a little TV, feeling confident that Matthew was okay.  We planned to check him in an hour before we went to bed.

But then Matthew called down that he felt low.  Really low.

He was 52. 


And we were not going to check him for another hour.

It took our breath away.

Thankfully, he was still awake and felt it because lows never wake him.

Kevin and I were both pretty shaken up.  It was a scary way to end his birthday and yet, we're so grateful that it did end that way and he's okay.

Now we just need to work on getting a CGM.  Matthew is totally against it, but Kevin and I really can't take this anymore.  This is the 3rd time something like this has happened.

It's scary.

Beyond scary.

We don't want to lose him to diabetes.