It’s been a whole week since I have posted anything. Life has been crazy busy the last few weeks and will continue to be so until the end of the school year, perhaps. Between Jason’s promotion at work and him putting in more hours in the transition, a Bible study that I facilitated, making my first wedding cake, singing in the wedding and in a Mother’s Day quartet, working with Ethan and props and costume for Willy Wonka, juggling schedules with Kung Fu, doctors appointments and other church responsibilities and keeping up with the dailies like laundry, housework and taking care of the boys . . . life, like I am so sure for everyone else in April and May, is pretty hectic. Have never been so excited for the summer!!
With all the madness, Diabetes has to come along as well. Ryan’s sugars, despite all the craziness, have stayed pretty level. But in the last few weeks or so we have hit a bit of a resistance level from him. Resistance probably isn’t the right word. It’s more like reality is setting in that this doesn’t just go away. He has asked if he can skip bedtime snacks, not do his shots, occasionally doesn’t willingly carry his backpack when we go somewhere and just gets a little frustrated with the routine at times. It doesn’t help that in the busyness of everything else that there have been a few times that I have sat down to eat with Jason working late and forgotten to do his shot until Ethan or Ryan reminds me. I guess that just goes to show it’s all still pretty new.
We do a lot of lovin’ and reminding him that he’s healthy now, unlike the weeks prior to diagnosis and that he feels so good and that he is sleeping all night long. The reminder of sleep often gets things good for him pretty quickly. He was so thankful for sleep after he started on the insulin. The child was getting up either to use the bathroom or awakened by horrible “sweats” or bad dreams probably caused by his little body fighting lows or wondering aimlessly around the house, almost like a sleepwalk fighting either highs or lows . . . only God knows! Again, we are so thankful for His protection during those weeks prior.
This week we will focus on maintaining good sugars as next week, we will go see the endo and have another A1C test. Why is it that I feel like a student who has studied but not feeling quite prepared for that semester exam? I know there is no pass or fail with A1C, it just gives us a good measure to know how best to take care of Ryan. But I guess as a parent of one so young, his health is completely dependent on us. AND I WANT A GOOD GRADE! Something under 7.5 would make me very happy. I can see what his average sugar is on his meter . . . but we don’t have a CGM and only test about 4-6 times a day. I don’t know how his sugar spikes in the middle of the night or if it drops low unless there is a reason to check in the night (not feeling well or too low to go to bed, etc). Plus, I always wonder how closely the meter reads are between our glucometer at home and the blood test. Oh, I’m not going to worry about the 20th today . . . the appointment’s not until next week . . . I’m just sayin’.
Today, I will be glad that over the last 8 reads, three of them have been 111. We like that number here. And it makes Ryan smile. So if you think of Ryan . . . Pray for 111. 🙂
Have a great Monday!!