Sunday, March 25, 2012
I am struggling a bit. My husband and I are on different pages when it comes to the D care and I feel like I am fighting an uphill battle. I am a reader and a researcher...It comes naturally. I am studying to be an elementary librarian and currently work as a library assistant for high school. So this role comes easily to me and, in truth, Mark relies on me to do just that since he hates reading and researching. The problem is that right now, as far as D goes, he is not tracking with me..and it shows. Seth's numbers prior to vacation were relatively normal. I made a comment to Mark that I was exhausted as we were leaving. He didn't understand why, so we agreed to let him take over Seth's D care while on vacation so that he could more readily understand what it is I do on a daily basis. (Hubby works nights and sleeps days, so virtually all care falls to me).
We agreed that we would keep Seth's Lantus on the same schedule there as we do at home, so instead of a 9pm injection, it would be a 1am injection to account for the time difference. I reminded him that if Seth was over 150 at a meal of 2 hours after a meal he needed to correct using 1 unit of insulin for every 50 he was over.
And I was so exhausted and NEEDED him to understand what it is I do to keep Seth in range, that control freak me let it go...completely. I set the alarm for 3 am checks and headed to bed. Most nights we were still up at 1 am, so the Lantus shot was not a problem. Where the problems began was Mark decided that rather than correct between meals, they would just do it at meals. Since I am a huge Disney freak, Mark and Seth spent more time at the resort and pool than the girls did, we spent a majority of our time at the parks. So, I did not know that correcting was NOT happening. This created a bond, if you will, between Mark and Seth, because Seth Hates correcting between meals, he really fights me on it.
Further, one night at dinner, Seth got mad at me when he asked me to help him figure out carb amounts. He didn't like the amount that I suggested, so he started yelling at me. I knew his BG was high, due to his irrational behavior, but the issue he brought up with me is that he no longer wants me to do 3 am testing at home and doesn't see the point for it since dad isn't doing it on vacation and he's fine...further he thinks the best way to die would be in his sleep, so who cares, if it happens, it happens. :( (Seriously, if I have anything to do about that, it will not happen on my watch)
When I pulled the BG records a couple of days later when we got home, I found that Seth's BG was very consistently in the 200-300 range with a couple of spikes in the 400 range. He must have felt like crap the whole vacation.
Now that we are home, it has been hard getting Seth's numbers in range. When I go to test him at 3 am, he is not happy. He is sneaking food and not covering for it...and I am just struggling with it all.
Because Mark has not done the research, he does not seem to understand the seriousness of long term high blood sugar numbers. And when I mention them, he thinks I am being dramatic. So, we are at odds on this and I am, once again, exhausted.