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[IP] non responding highs

Oh what a battle we are engaged in.  Cory's been struggling with 
allergies/cold since late August and we've had to slightly increase his 
basal.  He's been averaging 120 - 140 which is OK but NOW - he has totally 
lost all control.  He got new dental braces  a week ago and he got a HIB 
vacination.  Within 3 days he was running high blood sugars.  He is checking 
blood sugars every 2 hours and correcting the highs and ketones at that time, 
yet all but 2 of his checks in the last 24 hours have been in the 300 - 425 
range with moderate to high ketones.  He has a huge sore in his mouth and 
lots of inflamation and a small yellow area.  His orthodonist looked at it 
and dx'd it as a cold sore - said he may need meds but he would not prescribe 
them. He suggested we continue to use the hydrogen peroxide rinse and pad the 
area with wax or sugar free gum.  I called the endo and he said - see the ped 
--- called the ped and he said see the endo!   Arrrgh!  The ped did call in 
an rx for Zovirax for the cold sore.  Who knows if this is a medication that 
diabetics can take.  
I'm tired, sleepy, frustrated and worried.  Cory is tired of checking b/s and 
tired of all the pokes, tired of being woke up, tired of changing infusion 
sets and running pump tests, tired of not feeling tired and drained, tired of 
having a horribly sore mouth - even too sore to open it wide enough to yell 
at me -- tired of drinking water and drinking more and more and more --- 
we're just plain tired!
At times like this I feel like throwing the pump in the trash.  We've checked 
it so many times and changed the infusion sets until we are tired of the 
hassel.  Yet not once have we detected a pump problem. He's taken several 
shots and they don't correct him too much either.  We tried a new vial of 
insulin -- just in case the old one had gone bad earlier than the 30 days -- 
nope that didn't help either.
NOW WHAT?  How much can you safely increase insulin?  He's gone from a .7 
basal to 1.1 and still running high --- I'm lost -- any suggestions?
I haven't been here in a long time - but I felt like the "experts" (experts 
are those who live with this daily) here would be able to answer some of 
these questions.
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