Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How Low Can You Go?

Had a scare last night. I went in to check Grace at 10pm, and was smacked in the face with a:

(blood glucose below 20)

Hello? What? Never saw that before! Of course, that was the last test strip in the vial. So as I was running (actually sprinting) downstairs to grab a juice and the glucagon, I also grabbed a new bottle of strips. In the 8 seconds it took to do this, I ran a mental checklist of her appearance. She was breathing slow and deep, as if in a deep sleep. She wasn't sweaty or agitated, and didn't appear unconscious - just, you know, asleep.

So instead of immediately jabbing my daughter, who may be unconcsious or may just be sound asleep, with that ENORMOUS glucagon needle, I thought maybe I should double check. I know I've been having some trouble adjusting to our new pool activities, but this seemed a little extreme.

Recheck - 93.

I need a vacation from summer vacation.


  1. glad she is alright and yeah when in doubt check and re check even if you think otherwise . So glad you re checked .

  2. Oh scary! So glad you did a recheck and glad all is well.

  3. Oh scary - thank goodness you double checked! By the way, I keep one of our glucagon right in Grace's bedroom, way up high on a shelf, for this very reason. Glad she is ok. Now sit down and take a breather sister, that post scared me!

  4. Phew...that would have scared the heck out of me!!! Thank goodness she is ok, you re-tested and the number was a decent one.

    So sorry you had to go through a scare like that :( I am so glad that she is ok.

  5. I've never seen the LO before!!!


    So glad she was a perfect 93 instead :)

  6. I think I would have fallen of my ladder... seriously, I have to climb one to get to him.

    Glad you had a chance to do a mental checklist AND that you were sane enough to have a mental thought. I am very jealous you see because I have lost my marbles and unable to do that anymore :)

    All joking aside though... glad everything was okay.

  7. I know the panic! I have so been there! I am so glad you thought to recheck. Bet that one knocked the wind out of you! S.C.A.R.Y.!!!!

  8. Oh Pam....just reading that made my heart stop! Wow. What a scare....

    I'm so glad everything turned out okay!!!

  9. Hi Pam, thank you for your comment on my blog. I just came over to check out your awesome blog and read this post. My. Heart. Stopped!!

    I've never seen LO before (knocking loudly on wood). I'm SO glad you re-checked. That was so scary!!!!