Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to say-- Happy Holidays!

And to let ya'll know that we made it to Massachusetts safe and sound. Though Joseph had quite a few highs on the road (no surprise). The worst was when we were just 45 minutes from my sister's house-- he'd spiked to 414.

We gave him a correction, then checked again 30 minutes later.

He was 434.

Okay, not the way we wanted to start the vacation.

When we got to my sister's place, we gave him a correction via syringe, pulled the set, and discovered blood in the cannula. Explains everything, right?

Maybe not.

An hour and a half later, Joseph was 48.

It was a rollercoaster the rest of the day-- poor kid.

But you know what? He was so damned psyched to be here, that it really didn't bother him. He played with his cousins and just could not stop talking about Christmas.

The kid is awesome.

So, we're here. And there's more to tell about the trip itself, but hey, it's Christmas eve, I've had a bit of wine, and there are gifts to be arranged about the tree...

But I didn't want to let Christmas come and go without wishing you all a wonderful holiday.

12 comments:

ScW said...

Glad we're not the only ones that that roller coaster ride thing happens to... happened to us at Disney World a couple of weeks ago. It always seemed like the pump had stopped working... and then before you know we'd managed to crash him.

Although we'd managed to max the pump's meter out to past 500 one time. Ugh...

Penny said...

I'm glad you made it there safe and sound and hope you have a safe trip home. We had some ups and downs on Christmas also. Riley pretty much wouldn't eat all day and you can imagine what that did to his sugars. But, like you said, he was so excited he didn't care. He did feel bad at one point when it got up to 341, but some NovoLog brought it down and he was fighting with his light saber again in no time. Happy Holidays to you!!!!

Wil said...

The kid is awesome! And, I think, so is his mother!

JustLinda said...

We roller-coastered too... well, my husband did and I just stressed over it all. His lows often make him jolly as the old elf himself but I know that it's just in passing and shortly he will be a MESS so I am the mean old GRINCH who rains on the 'jolly' parade and the kids don't really understand it.

As much as I love the holidays, diabetes-wise, I'm always happy for a solid routine.

On Christmas eve, I was talking to my 20 year old daughter about it and broke down crying... she wasn't quite sure what to say or how to react. Sigh...

We've also had a stomach bug which plays HAVOC on a diabetic.

I'm glad you guys had a great trip, and it's always good when the damn disease can take a back seat to other stuff.

Andrea said...

I can relate to the rollercoaster ride...I was on it too for most of the holiday weekend. :( . It's not fun, but I've come to expect it. The holidays, while they can be wonderful and great and all, can really throw a wrench into the mix. The past few holidays, I would let it really upset me, but this Christmas, I just let it go. I didn't want it to ruin mine or anyone else's day. I'm glad Joseph didn't let it affect his day. Sounds like he still had a blast and I'm so glad.

Erica said...

Glad the rollercoaster didn't bother him at all. Watching the kids excitement during xmas makes it so exciting all over again, doesn't it?

christy214 said...

The first time Josh was over 400 in over a year, we checked the pump, and same thing..I was really freaking out, but my husband kept me calm...our holidays were great,
Christmas is always a magical time of year! My husband is always a Grinch too every year, but he seemed in better spirits this Holiday season...Wishing you and everyone a Great New Year!

Vivian said...

When do you get back? We miss you!
Hope you are having a great time.

Vivian

Keith said...

Long road trips are one of my biggest challenges too. The combination of total inactivity and the high fat food makes bolusing and subsequent corrections a real pain!

Elizabeth Snouffer said...

I had a rollercoaster too as my paradigm 512 was not delivering insulin, and I was only aware of this when I needed to give myself a bolus. No alarm went off. Absolutely nothing. My sugar was 388 - I felt terrible. I had not been getting my basals and had no warning... in fact, I thought I was coming down with the flu!

The UK awakens from the holidays on the 4th - so I will give a call to Medtronic then.

Glad you survived and best wishes to the entire family for 2006!

Tiffany said...

Happy holidays to you and yours, Sandra!

Sorry to hear about Joseph's rough time on the trip. My rule of thumb is to never correct within two hours of a previous correction, and to never test before an hour from a previous high BG (that I've corrected). Different fingers and even opposing hands can give different readings within minutes of each, and I've personally noticed that I don't have a 'safe' reading for my corrections before an hour. Nothing I would take any action on, in any case. Of course, I'm also some 14 years beyond childhood, puberty, and the honeymoon period lol...

Hope you and Joseph had a fun and happy holiday!

Allison said...

Come home, Sandra! I miss you!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and have a happy HAPPY 2006!