Saturday, October 1, 2011

One of those days

Since it has been almost a month since I last blogged, I thought I should let you all know I am still alive!  :)
Just been super busy and trying to get into a routine now that school is back in session.  And still getting used to having one of my d-kids in school!

Speaking of school, it is actually going pretty well.  Lovebug loves it and I love the teachers and staff just as much. They have been amazing and I am so blessed to have her at such a wonderful school.  I am reminded daily why I chose that school for her, despite there being no nurse on staff.

Just last week, we had a really bad day at school.  Seriously of the worse all around days I have had in a while and too boot it was a Monday.  Started out with the girls getting up late and me having to rush them around so they were ready in time.  Then as we are walking out the door, I notice Lovebug playing with her site and ask her what she is doing. She informed me she was plugging her site back in because she forgot to plug it back in when she got dressed.  WONDERFUL No breakfast bolus. I guess I will have to explain that to her teacher when I drop her off and hope that it doesn't ruin the whole day.

Two hours later I get a call from the school secretary that she in the 400's.  Oh, joy. Give her a correction dose.  I knew the high number was coming, just didn't think it would be quite THAT high.  Then at lunch she is still still coming down, I had the secretary calibrate Dexie.  Then when she was giving Lovebug her insulin the meter remote said it couldn't communicate with the pump.  Great.  She was standing right beside it, what is going on?  SO had to talk the secretary though how to check the bolus history. I  couldn't chance her not getting yet another bolus after what happened at breakfast. Good thing I had her check because she had gotten the entire bolus. Not sure why the meter remote was being funny.

The I got another call just 10 minutes later.  It was the secretary again.  Lovebug pulled her site out!!  Yes, I do know this happens, and up until now has only happened at home but at school? And during lunch??  I started to tell her that I would be right up to school to put a new one in and the secretary told me her assistant was sure she could put a new site in.  Really?  Seriously?  Well, Okay if you are comfortable I will walk you through it over the phone.

Sure enough she was completely comfortable and Lovebug even helped her out a bit.  Come to find out the assistants mom has Type 1 and she had helped her mom change her sites before.  How "cool" is that!  I was relieved and amazed at the same time.  That someone, a complete stranger to me, would be willing to change Lovebug's site.  Did I mention how much we LOVE her school!!  :)




7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I hear you. On Monday, Adam had TWO sites fall out. TWO! I was so irritated. He plays hard and gets things caught on the tubing.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Having support like that at school makes a HUGE difference! That's so valuable! I'm really glad you and Lovebug have such understanding, helpful people at school.

Amy said...

Wow, I am seriously jealous of your great school.... especially since I just finished a post about the battles I've had this week with ours!

It does seem like bad d-days go all or nothing, doesn't it? I'm glad the day ended up with someone so helpful and hopefully the rest of the week was much better!

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

Having your D kid at an amazing school makes ALL the difference. So glad you can have some peace of mind having her there!

Reyna said...

WOW...Now THAT is awesome with the site change!!!!

Wendy said...

I just want to say WOOHOO!!!!!

After all the drama. All the anxt. All the headaches...the fact that someone could change her site is AWESOME!

Jules said...

i love how theres someone there who 'gets it' and can help do the site change!! yoohoo to that. even though it was a bad day, theres was good in it , right?

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