Tuesday, February 06, 2007

When It Rains...

Update on Hayes:

We are working with him on a behavior chart at home. For the moment it is working. He earned a half-hour extra before bed last week. He is trying to earn a video game with Daddy this week. Magic Bullet? We'll see...

Update on the weather:

We are expecting up to 6 inches of snow today. We are off to a good start. I think we may have about .5 inches in the last hour already. I may need to head over to school early today to pick up the boy.

Update on my Studio:

11 business days and counting...still no counters. I hate waiting.

Update on Mom:

It was a rough couple of days this week with Mom. For those who don't know, she is a Type I diabetic; has been for 34 years. For the last 7 or 8 she has worn a pump. It's been a such a blessing for her for so long. Until Thursday. Her pump just decided to turn off while she was at lunch with my Grandmother. They were able to replace the battery and when she got home she and Richard reset the baseline settings. When she went to bed everything seemed to be functioning normally. When my dad went to bed at 2:30 a.m. he thought she was snoring. Upon further review he discovered that she was seizing, foaming at the mouth, extremely cold and rigid. He woke me up and we decided that we had to call 911. There was just no way to get any sugar into her at that moment.

While I was on the phone with 911, I passed out - twice. Really. I mean, how helpful can a girl be to her father? Now he has 2 unconscious women instead of just one! In case you are wondering, they call you back. I revived and the paramedics got to us. When they tested her blood sugar they found it to be 10. This is far, far too low. They were able to get a vial of glucose into her via IV. It only raised her to 20.

To make a very long story short, they were able to get to the hospital and she has come through it marvelously. She even came home Friday night; we thought she might have to stay for further observation. She is not using the pump right now, instead she uses the shots. She is much more comfortable with this and I can't say that I blame her. She still has moments when she relives the fear of it - I can't imagine what she must feel. So Friday she and Richard will see her Diabetic nurse and hopefully he can shed some light on what happened. It seems as though the pump is actually working the way it should. We had sort of hoped that was the problem and we would know how to go about the next step. So we are back to waiting again. Have I mentioned how much I hate waiting?

Bright spot:

The Indianapolis Colts are the NFL Champions!

1 comment:

Bill Bean said...

I'm really sorry about your mom. richard told me. Can't imagine how scary this was for you.