SUGAR "Oh yeah. My pump has been buzzing for awhile."
MOM "Really? How long has that been going on?"
(Um, thanks. That helps. Alot.)
And then I remembered that she was actually due for a site change the PREVIOUS day...or was it the day before that? ... At any rate, at some point, it looked like there was still enough insulin to make it another 24ish hours, so I let it go.
The dang thing warned me when it was down to 10u, but that was in the middle of the night, and I didn't see the need to go through a site change at 2 am.
And then it was the next day, and....well, you know.
We were at a swim party. With food. Lots and lots of incredible looking food, including some scrumptious GLUTEN FREE desserts prepared by our hostess.
our FAVORITE brand of gluten free bread so Sugar and I could pile up a sandwich (from a gluten free deli tray -- man, Heidi totally ROCKED IT!).
Ah, yes. There was all this scrumptious food and WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY FREAKING INSULIN!!!!!!! We had everything we needed for a site change....minus, of course, THE INSULIN!!!!!!!
Who needs that stuff, anyway?
Everyone at this swim party did.
|(Multiple bags of diabetes supplies -- all hanging out on the countertop like old friends)|
Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters....yup....it was a room FULL of families living with type 1 diabetes!
Humalog? Novalog? What's your pleasure? I can't describe the feeling of relief when we realized that this MAJOR catastrophe wasn't really major - or a catastrophe - after all.
Anway, after the insulin debacle, Sugar faced a pretty ugly low while swimming. Another mom -- a mom she had never even met before -- was in the water and recognized right away that something was wrong. Imagine that?!?! A complete stranger grabbed her and helped her out of the water. Of course we didn't have the test kit outside with us. I mean....why, pray tell, would we do a thing like that?? We've only been at this for FIVE YEARS...besides, if you're going to show up without insulin, why bother dealing with any of it???? (I'm being sarcastic, by the way.)
I got THE LOOK. The look that shoots straight through my heart, bypassing any rational thinking, and soars like a cannon to the area of my brain that KNOWS this is a bad one. I didn't need a meter for that. And guess what? While Mr. Rose was off retrieving our bag o' supplies, a juice box appeared out of nowhere from, yet another, new family we had never met before.
So....just to be clear....over the course of 2 hours....
1) We snagged 50u of Novolog off a complete stranger.
2) A mother with no previous knowledge of Sugar rescued her from a horrible low while swimming.
3) Someone else we had never met before had a juice box ready and waiting.
The evening was spectacular. All those families gathered together....testing, testing, everywhere. It was awesome to hang out with Heidi (from D-Tales) and Sweet Momma (from Sugar Kids). I had a great time meeting a few new families too!
It was truly the BEST possible way we could have spent the last weekend of summer vacation...well, minus the lack of insulin and that nasty low blood sugar....