We got to crack open our first red box tonight. And thanks to Reyna, Hallie and the rest of the DOC, we knew what to do.
I'm not quite sure what happened. I know he was pretty active today and when my husband took him out for dinner, he ate about 100 carbs worth of food, so he dosed him for it.
Then came the impromptu dance party in the living room followed by a warm bath and a site change. Maybe the activity combined with the rapid insulin absorption from the warm bath made things crazy? Who knows.
Upon checking his blood sugar after the site change, I realized he was at 130 with 3 units on board.
My husband and I looked at each other with our "Oh Shit" faces. Of COURSE we were out of juice (bad diabetic mommy) so he ran to the store while I gave him 23 carbs worth of chocolate.
After that and one juice box, he was 82. It was way past his bedtime and he was falling asleep on us, so we forced one more juice box down him plus 2 glucose tabs. He refused to eat or drink any more after this.
Fifteen minutes later he was sound asleep and his blood sugar was 68.
Thanks to the DOC, I knew that mini-glucagon dosing would probably be appropriate in this situation. (right? did I do the right thing?) He wasn't going to eat or drink anymore, he wouldn't wake up (not unconscious, just ridiculously tired) and his BG was going to keep dropping due to the insulin on board.
My husband got a syringe (and now like Hallie suggested, I'll always have a U-30 syringe rubber-banded to the box because I had to dig in our cabinet for the box of syringes) and I looked up the protocol for the mini-glucagon dosing. We swirled our powder, and drew up 5 units (since he's 5 years old) and went upstairs with Jason using my new flashlight app on my phone as light (thanks, Heidi!) and injected it into his leg. He said "ow" and stayed asleep.
Fifteen minutes later he was 141. And just now he was 208. Edited to add that it's 11pm now, and he's sitting at 200-ish. I am now very, very fond of the mini-glucagon protocol!
Thank you, DOC. I don't know what we'd do without you. I seriously would have panicked and freaked out if it weren't for all of you and what you share with this community. ((Hugs))