Monday, October 18, 2010

Dehydrated, NOT Diabetic

I did it. I pricked my poor, sick, 5 year old's finger to check his blood sugar. I've only done it once before, right after Grace's diagnosis. When he realized it hurt he didn't want any part of doing it again.

But yesterday he started throwing up. And kept asking for water. And he still wears a pull-up at night.

So I checked him. My husband held him down, with him screaming and crying, and I pricked his tender little finger.

Fasting (almost 24 hours without food) blood glucose = 68.


  1. Ok, I held my breath until I read that last line. Whew.

  2. what does this mean? nanny

  3. Love YOU...Been there, done that a few times. (((HUGS)))

  4. Check!

    A few months before Sugar was dx, she had a GI bug...we ended up in the ER for IV hydration. It had been a solid 48 hours without being able to keep ANYTHING down.

    Her lab draw was 128.

    I remember asking the ER doc about it..."Is that high for a fasting after 48 hours of NOTHING by mouth?" She smoothed me over with talk about the liver, blah, blah, blah....

    In my heart I believe that was the virus that "did it".

  5. I've checked my 3 year old at least 10 times...poor little guy. He is just SO emotional sometimes that I want to make sure!
    Hope your little guy is feeling better!

  6. A moms gotta do what a moms gotta do! I'm glad everything was aok!