If you truly look - every cloud has a silver lining.
Ive nursed one child with an earache, one with a chest infection, the other (Reuben) with some mystery virus.
I think I was delerious after not sleeping 3 days straight. He had crazy temperatures that spiked then subsided, and myriad other symptoms. Result? Crazy crazy blood sugars. Ketones up to 2.7, BGLs in the 20's.
4 units of Novorapid to clear them... Now thats scary for us. Freaking because seeing Reubs in DKA is all too fresh in our minds.
Good news, Reuben is feeling somewhat better. The earache is on the mend. Chest infection less troublesome.
Even better news? The blood ketone strips, essential to managing a child with diabetes...
Apparently Abbot sell them onto Diabetes Australia more cheaply and therefore they can sell us with a saving. So a box of 10 strips for $20 (2 bucks a strip, out of 10 which we can easily use in one night), is now under $10! for 10 strips.
I look forward to catching up with your blogs after I have a decent rest!
Happy Tuesday everyone.