Last night Dexie was beeping at me around 3 AM - High - 352! I wasn't terribly shocked. We had a rice and chicken dinner and my combo bolus was an epic fail. Then, unbeknownst to me until later, Alex grabbed 3 oatmeal cookies for a snack as Dexie was soaring upward in the high 300s about 2 hours after dinner. Even my homemade whole wheat oatmeal cookies made with just 1/2 cup of Splenda brown sugar mix wouldn't be a good choice at that particular moment.
At any rate, I bolused her at 8 PM and 11 PM (as I went to bed) and set her a temp basal of 40% for a couple hours. Nothing says "get out of bed" like the beep beep beeping of Dexie at 3 AM!
I stumbled down the hall and turned on the hall light, leaving Alex's room dark but getting some hall light to see and set up her meter. I inserted a strip and poked her finger. The blood was watery and couldn't get it to adhere to the strip (why does this happen sometimes???) I poked another finger. I got a nice big fat blood drop. Yes! As I held her hand with one of mine, I grabbed the meter with the other hand. Just as I went to siphon the blood, she yanked her hand away in her sleep, smearing the big fat drop of blood across her comforter and ruining my chance to get a reading. Ugh!!!!
I happened to say "Noooooo" as she yanked away which startled her awake (barely). Since I had 2 epic failures and she was semi-awake I handed her the poker. She is better at it than me at this point (sadly). She poked a third finger and stuck it up at me. Success! Dexie was actually dead on as the meter also read 352!
I bolused and she whispered "I love you! See you in the morning mom!". I kissed her and told her I loved her too and went back to bed.
This morning Dex was showing a nice downward line and an in range number of 130.
Now to figure out how to wash her bedding...or just consider getting new bedding at this point...her blood stained sheets and comforter are starting to really show their wear and tear since December 20, 2011...maybe black bedding would be a good choice...