Seth was very happy, and that's what this is all about. Every three days, we have to change the infusion set that is in Seths body and put new insulin in the reservoir for his pump. Today was the 3rd day...it has not been pretty.
I had the book open and was reading the directions out loud to myself as I did it, it all looked good so I sent Seth off to school. He personally loved that I had found out to put baby oil on the old infusion site to make for easier removal. Score one for mom!
Fast forward two hours later, the nurse calls me to say that his BG is 295 (Seths range is 80-150). Hmm. So, I find the page in the book that tells us to bolus (give extra insulin) for it and check again in an hour. We have Seth do this.
An hour later she calls me and says he has come down to 275. The Diabetes center said that was good, that I probably didn't get all of the air out of the hose. My instructions were to check him again at lunch in an hour.
He calls at 12:15 and he is 225. I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. I managed the site change AND I troubleshot pretty danged good...WRONG. At 2:15 I get the call he is 324. What the what! Seriously? So we followed the procedure again and I am feeling extremely relieved that we already had a doctors appointment set up for 4:15 today.
What was really hard is Seth called me when he got home from school and vented/yelled at me that I did this all wrong. Trying to have broad shoulders and will explain when we are together that this happens and is a small bump in the road on our D journey. I know we'll get it figured out. Bed...I just need to crawl into my bed and start the day over, but first I need to set my alarm.