Calgon, take me away!
Actually, I will be getting away, in a mere 24 or so hours....but still.
Yesterday was a day from h-e-double hockey sticks. Arizona in the summer + blackout for 8 hours = the aforementioned h-e-double hockey sticks.
112 degrees out, no air conditioning in the middle of the afternoon. We spent from 2:30pm to 8:30pm in the pool. That's 6 hours of swimming, folks! I couldn't keep Adam's pump off for that long, so I had to stick it in his tummietote belt and let him wear it, despite my cringing. I *know* they say it's waterproof...but I just don't want to take any chances. Anyway, it became clear that while swimming with it off, his BG had swung up to 500, so he had to have that basal going.
Adam was ready to go to bed and his pump alarmed that he had 10 units left. I was NOT about to do a site change by candlelight, so I let it go, knowing he'd have enough to get him through the night.
This morning, I did a quick site change before his last day of summer pre-K and sent him on his way. Note...he does not have Dex on this week - this would have been helpful and I would have caught this much sooner!
Anyway, he was a bit high when I picked him up, but I knew he had a smoothie as a snack and dosed him for it. Then he fell asleep on the floor (he was tired from last night) and I heard a new alarm from his pump... the OCCLUSION alarm! We've never had that one before, so I had to drag out the manual (nerd alert!) and I disconnected, re-primed like it said and went on our way.
We were busy today and every time I checked him, he was pretty high. I kept correcting and figured it would get better. Finally, before dinner, Jason checked him and we saw the dreaded HIGH GLUCOSE on his Ping meter. And the oh-so-helpful text at the bottom that says, "over 600 mg/dl" No shit, sherlock!
I thought back to the occlusion alarm earlier and realized he must have a bent cannula or something. So we ripped out that site, (sure enough, bent cannula!) got a new one in, gave him a 3 unit bolus and put him in a warm bath.
Did I mention I'm packing for our trip?? And cleaning up the fricking, fracking MOON DOUGH out of the tile, carpet, and every other crevice he managed to get it in today? I should have known it was too quiet this afternoon....