Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tired tired tired

I can't think straight. So much to blog about, but with the sleep deprivation I've had a disconnect between brain & fingers. We are testing blood sugars before meals, 2 hours after meals, bed time, 12 midnight, and 3 a.m. For about a week and a half now. Thank goodness Daniel seems to be able to go back to sleep. When his numbers are high, my brain churns.

And then this morning at 3:45, Dominic came in our room saying he had a bad dream. WAAAHHH!!

When the sugars & ratios & overnights are back under control, I'll be back online...


Penny said...

I feel your pain (and sleep deprivation). I've been checking sugars a couple of times in the middle of the night for over 2 years now.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Naomi said...

Two years??

*sigh* Wow. I just keep looking for that light at the end of the tunnel, don't you? Only getting up once at night. Or a cure. Or, even if it isn't a cure -- maybe a better management tool, just SOMETHING to take away from the stress of 24/7 monitoring!!

I enjoyed your blog. I wrote to Ellen Degeneres, too! No phone calls from Hollywood yet!

Jillian said...

Good luck with managing those numbers and dealing with the loss of sleep. I will slowly but surely work it's self out, but then again diabetes can be stubborn. I don't know if this will make you feel any better or worse, but all of the stress you feel is probably worse than anything your son is going through. I think type 1 diabetes is way worse on the parents, because they feel like they should be able to fix this for their kids.
By the way, a belated welcome to the OC!

Penny said...


Yeah, I thought about not writing the whole two years part, I didn't want to discourage you.

But, some parents don't need to get up and check during the night. Riley has a tendancy for his sugar to drop in the middle of the night. That's why I get up. I can't even imagine sleeping through a whole night. I wouldn't know how to act.

But, maybe eventually you'll get things straightened out and you'll be able to sleep.

The whole "light at the end of the tunnel" thing used to get to me. It still does sometimes. It just seems (is) so neverending.

And, thanks for writing to Ellen. I haven't received any phone calls either (or an email for that matter)

Shannon said...

Hang in there Naomi!! I don't think I've had a full night's sleep in about 15 years. College screwed me up and now it's testing (on occasion) and mostly Jacob crawling into bed with us.

Take a nap when you can. 15 minute power naps make a difference for me.