Last night was extreme. Syd started climbing around 7 and no matter how much insulin we gave her, it kept going up, up, up. It reached 519 around 10:30 last night. Maybe we should have done this sooner but I figured the insulin would catch up with her and she would start coming down. No such luck. Syd had been getting out of bed over and over to use the bathroom and refill her water. Classic "high" symptoms. Her ketones were extremely high. So we got her out of bed. Changed her site. Filled a new reservoir with insulin. Tossed out the over half full one. And gave her an injection of insulin to bring down the numbers. We talked to the on call pedi. He called our CDE who then texted me at 12:30 a.m. saying, "Call me!" She wanted to hear first hand how Syd was doing and give us advice. She is so great. I love living in a small area where we can really develop great relationships with our diabetes team.
Throughout the night Syd had over 12 units of insulin (alot for a 40 lb 6 yr old). She never did drop low...just slowly came down after each consecutive shot during the night. She woke up at 93. Our CDE made a home visit to hook Syd up to a loaner pump. They really think Daisy is the problem. We called medtronic and we are getting a new pump Monday morning. So all in all, yay to us for keeping Syd out of the hospital! Yay for numbers coming down and hopefully we can get things to smooth out soon!
If you read all that, bless you! hahaha
~This was taken today to show her high numbers last night. Syd said, "wow that's just crazy!" (P.S. not sure why her right eye looks crossed.)