Nablopomo ~ Day 5
Today started out pretty good! I slept until 9:15 this morning and the girls didn't wake up until 9:30. I had a blissfully lazy morning and still got plenty of house work done. (gotta looooove house work!) I even managed to organize a few things.
Then it went a little downhill from there. We have been fighting really high high's with Princess. They came out of no where 5 days ago. So today I finally decided to put a call into our Endo's office and see what they thought, if they had any suggestions.
While I was waiting for them to call me back, I remembered that it was time for a site change. I got the stuff out and got ready to make the change. Got the new site in and all hooked up. I took the old site out and guess what?! A frickin' kinked cannula!!! WTH?! Seriously, had I thought her high numbers (at least the past couple days) were from a bad site, I will have pulled it and changed it with out any hesitation! The thing Princess's numbers had been pretty good at night and she was waking up in range in the morning. (actually on the lower end of her range) So, I thought the site was working just fine.
Boy do I feel like an idiot! I can't believe it. Why didn't I just pull the site right away and change it anyway, even if I thought the site was working I should have changed it just to be on the safe side. Right? Stupid me, I didn't and now Princess has suffered for it the past couple days. *banging head on the table over and over again*
To add insult to injury my CDE is out for the week and another CDE called me back. She had the nerve to ask me if I was changing sites regularly. (um, REALLY?!) To begin with, this particular CDE is NOT my favorite. She doesn't seem to know much and treats us as though we don't know much. For goodness sake woman. I have TWO kids with type 1. ( I wanted to scream this over the phone.) Yes, there are occasions when a site may go 4 days because in the craziness around our house I forget. BUT I would never go longer then then that and I would NEVER purposefully leave a site in longer then it should be. I HATE it when doctors talk down to you like...."are you SURE you know what you are doing?" I am really glad that CDE couldn't see the look on my face when she asked me that. Needless to say that what was suggested by our doctor, I am going to ignore for a couple days until I make sure it was from the bad site and not the fact that we do need to make some changes.
I know I'm not perfect. I know there will be mistakes once in a while. I am only human. But when my little girl suffers for it, no matter how small of a mistake it is. It hurts.