… and whoever else reads our blog…
I will get back in the swing of things here soon, hopefully. Getting used to my son’s insulin pump therapy is just taking quite a bit of my energy and the motivation to blog, or knit, or even dye yarn is completely gone right now.
We’re slowly getting accustomed to the differences between insulin injections and the pump, and I’m slowly easing up on the worry factor, thanks to my son’s wonderful endo team at Johns Hopkins. Just a couple days ago, they told me we didn’t have to test him so much anymore; the 3 a.m. tests, along with the tests two hours after meals, could be removed from his schedule. To say I’m relieved is an understatement, yet, I was up last night testing him at 2:30 a.m. because I heard him moaning and being quite restless through the monitor. His BG was 320, so it’s no wonder.
Considering this, 320 didn’t affect him much when he was getting shots. In fact, he could be 500 and not reflect any symptoms at all of being high. Now with the pump, we’ve noticed highs and lows are affecting him much sooner.
Below is an image of our little guy dancing at our friend’s ’80s-themed birthday party a week ago, and he’s wearing his pump! I can honestly say that I think the kids had more fun than the adults, considering not many of them boogied on the dance floor! (Updated 10/7/07 to include image because when I made this post last week, it wouldn’t allow me to insert an image.)