Sunday, 12 October 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wow! It's hard to believe that it's been two months since I've written.

Amy started grade three, her last year at our amazing primary school. Her new teacher has been excellent.

Rylie is now in grade one and in school all day. I'm very grateful that she is just across the hall from Amy.

We've just returned from a wedding in beautiful Punta Cana.  I was worried about the trip and how much diabetes supplies to take; how the hot weather would affect BGs; how having the pump off most of the day would affect sugars....

We took advantage of medtronics travel program, thankfully we had no issues with Amy's pump.

I think our biggest mistake was grossly underestimating the number of carbs in an alcohol free pina colada!

To all my Canadian friends, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Stay tuned, I have some news!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

That's a lot of blood

Who knew that the scalp bled so much!

Added to our growing list of ailments for the summer is a split head.

The most frightening thing I've experienced with the girls so far......even scarier than the T1D diagnosis was this past weekend.

I was sitting on the patio with my husband, we were taking a break from putting in fence posts for our new fence. When Rylie came out and asked if she could have a piece of gum.  Amy then ducked her head out and asked if she could have one.  Sure.  Go ahead.

Next things happened pretty quick.  In true horror movie fashion, the door swings open, Amy has her hands cupped in front of her, with a pool of blood, blood streaming down her face, and a very scared "someone help me".

Instincts kicked in and we both jumped to the door, grabbing a cloth and applying pressure.  Rylie took off running because she thought she was in trouble.  The bleeding slowed, I got the trail of blood from the kitchen to the patio cleaned up and we finally determined what had happened.

Rylie was on the counter, and as Amy was jumping up to get the gum, Rylie opened the cupboard door and it the corner caught Amy right in the noggin.

It was a very small cut.  We debated the ER department but husband was satisfied that bleeding had stopped and she hadn't knocked herself unconscious.

I got them settled down to watch a movie, then went back out to help with the fence for an hour before lunch.

It lunchtime I noticed that the cut was starting to wet again as Amy moved around or cried.  I made the decision to take her to the ER.

It took us a grand total of 15 minutes, in and out!  They were excellent.

They used surgical glue and glued the cut.  Amy was happy, I was satisfied and everything was fine.  Blood sugars were even co-operating.

Moral of the story....heads bleed a lot, and gum is now kept on the low cupboard.

P.S.  Amy also had another baby tooth pulled this week because it wouldn't let go.  I told you that poor child has been through a lot this past month!