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Monday, March 28, 2011

Dex Fell on Deaf Ears

Today's post is brought to you by the number 366.

Apparently, I was so daggone tired last night that I failed to hear Dex beeping.

Gregg checked Jack and he was 212 with I.O.B. (insulin on board). Dex was showing a nice slanted arrow downward, so Gregg left him alone and didn't treat.

A few hours later, he had spiked into the 300s. Jack's first check of the morning, showed 366. So he washed his hands really well and retested to see 306. Since there was a 60-point drop, he checked again and got 340.

He started his day high, and I started my day feeling horrible.

To me, 366, 306 and 340 are just numbers. To Jack, they represent the way he physically feels.

To know he could've felt better, if only I'd woken up... ugh!

I know I'm not the only one who's done this. I know it's not every night I do this. But still, I don't want to do that to him EVER!

And it scares me to think what if I were to sleep through a low alert for a super-low low? I can't go there.



Meri said...

Nope! Don't go there. No what if's! We aren't super human! You are doing a great job, and one morning in the 300's doesn't change that!

Reyna said...

UGH. I have those nights too. I hear Dexter in my dream...SEVERAL...and I mean SEVERAL times before it registers that HELL WOMAN that is NOT in your dream it is in REAL LIFE...FFS!!!

Glad it was a high and not a low.

Alexis Nicole said...

You better not go there. It happens. Don't beat yourself up!

I hope hes feeling better and so are you!

Do you have a baby monitor for Dex?

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Thank you all!

@Reyna, Dex enters my dreams, too! Crazy!

@Alexis, yes, we use a monitor. Jack's room is on the other side of the house. So we need the monitor to hear Dex.

Joanne said...

You do a GREAT job... don't be so hard on yourself. Dex sits practically on top of the baby monitor is Elise's room, and the receiver is right by my head. I slept through a low alarm once (thank goodness her liver kicked in), and I NEVER want to do that again.

Jules said...

you are most definately not the only one, and you cant be there all day every day. you just do your best! i had a dream last night during the many wakings that i was screaming 'sugar sugar we need sugar!' to treat a low. omg... sigh. i hear ya!

Amy Lederer said...

We don't have a cgm, but I occasionally sleep through an alarm. It happens. Chin up, momma. You ARE awesome!

Wendy said...

You're so amazing, Heidi. Don't come down too hard on yourself, my're AWESOME and Jack is blessed to call you his MOM!

Anonymous said...

You are only human. When your body is exhausted, it will sleep through even three loud alarms.... It's only one day and later on he will be as good as new. I do believe because of night checks, generally, no serious lows or repeated lows. Therefore the liver can trigger the release of glucose. Because you are up most of the time, those glucose stores do not really have a chance to be depleted. So you are keeping him safe most nights, allowing his body to keep him safe if your body fails you. IF that was even a rebound and not a high...... &&&&&& happens.

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

Don't even go there -
I've done it too. We've all done. It's because we are EXHAUSTED!

I keep DexCom right by the baby monitor and I sleep with the one in my room. It's ridiculous!