Thursday, 2 January 2014

As the Holiday Season comes to an End

What a month December was!

I've been pretty absent around here, I hope I was missed :)

December was pretty busy with work Christmas parties, kids Christmas parties, ballet open house, birthday parties, Sparks & Brownie season end activities.....and the list goes on.

We had a great holiday, school is still out for us and doesn't reopen until Monday.

Diabetes was well behaved most of the time.  Christmas Eve and day was an endless rollercoaster.  I was amazed by the up and down swings, but we dealt with it. We let her be a kid first, then considered the diabetes. 

The girls hanging their stockings on Christmas Eve
I thought I was going to have to break open the glucagon for the first time.  After the girls were all nestled and snug in their beds, we were waiting for Santa to come.  I went to check Amy and she was 3.3 mmol/L with about 1.5 units still on board.  Since we do have some issues with false low readings with the Enlite sensor due to pressure on it when lying down, I tested to verify the reading.  I went to get a strawberry Nesquick drinking box, which is usually good to bump her up 6-8 mmols.  After waiting 20 mins I went to retest and she was actually lower at 2.2 mmol/L.  I went and got 1/3c egg nog (low treatment of choice over Christmas).  After another 15mins she was only back up to 3.6 mmol/L.  I was tempted to treat again, but decided that Santa needed to come.  Instead, I let the low suspend keep the pump suspend while Santa was busy in the living room.  When it was time for me to go to bed, she was up to 6.5.

At my regular nightly 3am check, I was amazed to see 15mmol/L peering back at me.  With a quick little correction it was back to bed until morning.

The girls got up sometime after 6am and the rest of the morning is a blur of squeals and laughter!

It was nice to have the pump this year and not have to worry about the timing of everything, or when we had to eat, or having to stop opening presents to eat.  We could pretty much do any of that whenever we wanted.

We spent a lot of time with family and just relaxed and enjoyed each other.

Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been cooperating.  It has been excruciatingly cold!  Like more than -50 C with the windchill.  For my American friends, that's -58F.  That's cold!
One of our vehicles has been having trouble going, even when the block heater has been plugged in, water pipes have been freezing in town, and the power has gone a few times.  The worst for us is that it has been to cold to get out and enjoy our cabin.  From a diabetes perspective, its been difficult to get some exercise for Amy.

I'm hoping the cold spell is coming to an end, I think its only suppose to be -20C this weekend.  That will feel like a tropical vacation in comparison. 

On another note, we are going to see the movie Frozen tomorrow night....title is very appropriate!!

Enjoy your January and stay warm!

Christmas Eve Family Picture

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Glad you didn't have to use the glucagon! Stay warm!