Thursday, March 13, 2008

At Home Today

Day, 3-13-08, At Home
Originally uploaded by NaomiPoet
This morning Daniel woke up with a low just after 5:00 a.m. He took his sugar, waited, and was still low at 5:20. He had more sugar and ate breakfast. He's trying to find new sites to give himself a shot, and tried in his thigh today. He said that when he pulled the needle out, a bunch of liquid squirted on him and the pen clicked once, so he was afraid he didn't get his dose. He gave himself another unit in his abdomen. Same thing happened. So he gave himself one more unit in another spot.

I was in the shower, unaware this was going on. Ugh. So when he told me, I said that I was worried that he would go low at school. He was too, and made sure he had lots of sugar available.

About 5 minutes after I got to work, my cell phone rang. It was Daniel, calling from the nurse's office. He wasn't low -- he was at 520. The orders from the doc say that he has to go home if he is over 350. He must not have gotten any of his insulin this morning!

So I told Daniel to correct while he was still there, and that I'd be on my way. After we got home he tested again. He's at 354. We'll try again in a few minutes.

What a day!


Windy said...

Yikes! I'm sorry!! Hope he levels out soon, Naomi! ((HUGS))

Naomi said...

He is leveling out. It's 11:30 now, and he's down under 200. He's going to eat at noon & then go back for his last class, which he doesn't want to miss. Phew!

Jillian said...

Ugh what a morning! When I was using pens I had a very similar experience.
Pens don't usually have too many problems, but when it does happen it's a nightmare. I hope everything has settled down by now!

Robert said...

I've even had the same thing happen to me when I used needles for injections, although it was rare.

It's always so hard to tell how much leaks out, since it spreads everywhere and doesn't come out one unit at a time.

k2 said...

Naomi - Ug!
Glad 2 hear that he's leveling out.
Hang in there girly!

jules said...

ugh! that's why i hate pens!!! i used one for awhile but i was pretty much always high even if i counted to 15 before taking it out... back to regular old needles and vials...

Naomi said...

I think maybe the needle wasn't screwed into the pen all the way.

His numbers are back to normal now, yay!