I have been AWOL from the blog and AWOL from the DOC this past week. Why you ask?
- Two older children came down with ear infections. 14 and 12 years old and ear infections??? They each hadn't had one in 8-10 years. Tell me that doesn't make for some fun times.
- Grace came down with the stomach flu. Requiring one all-nighter keeping her numbers stable, ketones of 1.2 at one time, one midnight call to our pediatric endocrinologist on call, one primary doctor visit and bottle of regular ginger ale, doled out in teaspoon amounts. We made it through without going to the ER. My whole goal was NOT to go to the hospital, and we did it! But frankly, this past week has been one of the longest since she was diagnosed.
- HIGHs from the stomach bug. I would temp basal +30% for an hour at a time. Then I brought out the big guns and drove it up to 50% for 2 hours at a stretch. I whacked that sucker down. Scared the crap out of me, but I did it. Call me the high-killer.
- Three kids, Spring Break. Nothing more needs to be said how that is a time-sucking event like no other.
- Our roof was damaged by hail in June (yes, last June) I am STILL arguing with the insurance company about replacing it. Still. I finally hired a public adjuster, cause I am tired of getting screwed. Call me the bullshit-killer too.
So, as you can see, good times around here.
But I see the light at the end of the tunnel, the sun coming up over the horizon and finally, some healthy kids and some relief.
Today, April 26th is Grace's one year OmniPod anniversary!
One year ago today we stuck that pod on her, filled with insulin and have never looked back since.
A1Cs went from 7.3 to 6.4 in the year she has been on the OmniPod.
She loves the Pod, we love the Pod, love the remote (PDM), the tubeless-ness of it all and the auto-insertion.
For us, it works.
Here's to a smaller Pod in the future and an improved PDM.
Until then, Happy 1 year pumping Grace!
Have I told you lately that you absolutely, fantastically, rock?