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Re: [IP] I HATE THIS DISEASE!!!!!



Kasey -

Sorry to hear Kayla's sick. when Stephanie was still taking injections, we
stopped giving NPH at the first sign of vomitting. We covered her with extra
shots of humalog until we were sure she could keep something down. It means
extra shots (bummer when you feel gross already), even in the middle of the
night, but it helped avoid the "she's got insulin going to work, we have to
det something in her" syndrome. Just hang in there until June! Stephanie had
a stomach virus about a month after starting pumping, and her bs was normal
the whole time because there was no long acting insulin to worry about, and
we didn't have to bolus if she didn't eat!

Good luck!

Betsy
-----Original Message-----
From: Kaseyfs <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 10:59 AM
Subject: [IP] I HATE THIS DISEASE!!!!!


>Sorry but I have to vent here.  If you have tender hearts, skip this.
>
>Dammit, dammit, dammit!!!
>
>We've been doing so good since Kayla's last illness that landed her in the
>hospital mid-March.  I've just been praying that we could keep her healthy
>until we got her on the pump which will be June 1st.  Well, this morning
she
>woke up and her BG was 385 - way too high for her.  I gave her shot, but
she
>didn't want to eat because her tummy hurt.  I figured it was the high BG
and
>made her eat some anyway (had to eat b/c of the shot, right?)   About 45
>minutes later she started throwing up.  Checked ketones - negative.  No
fever.
>
>Then she threw up again an hour later.  BG down to 218, trace ketones,
still
>no fever.  Called endo.  STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN A RESPONSE AND IT'S BEEN OVER
2
>HOURS!  :(
>
>Threw up again 15 minutes ago.  Nothing in her stomach now, so she doesn't
>need to pee.  Can't check ketones.  I'm going crazy.  We were so close to
June
>1st.  I'm sitting here thinking about the next few hours...can we get
through
>this or are we going to end up in the hospital again?  I feel so helpless
and
>I just want to scream, cry and bang my head against the wall.  I think this
>disease is going to kill ME by giving me a heart attack or stroke from all
the
>worrying!!!
>
>I'm sorry to be so negative, but sometimes this disease is just so
>overwhelming.  We'll get through this however it works out.  Thanks for the
>venting outlet.  :)
>
>Kasey
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