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Re: [IPp] The horror of prednisone-Help???

Stacey I have a suggestion I dont kow how you do your correction but for my
daughter we do anything over 200-100/100 and that is how we get her
correction rate (ex: Bs325-100=225/100=2.5H or you could go with 3)
it seems to work good for her. Maybe you should try that next time he is
high and if it works let your endo know. someppl need to divide by 75
sometimes you have to play around with it to get the right rate instead of
waiting on the doctor. I have had to do so much on my own that I tell the
doctors what is going to be done. I am usually right in my choices. Thats
why I am not understanding why I can't get my baby on the pump. But just try
it and see how it works.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stacey Nagel" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:54 PM
Subject: [IPp] The horror of prednisone-Help???

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> I woke up this morning with a terrible cold.... runny
> nose , sneezing etc...  Jesse had a 10:40 appt with
> the ped pulmonary Dr.  By the time she saw us it was
> 11:15...   We got out of there  at 12:30 - went to
> have blood drawn to see if his cough is being caused
> by allergies , or mycoplasma ( walking pneumonia).
> Then went to have xrays.. of his lungs, sinus's,
> adenoids and neck(air passages)..  By the time we got
> home it was 2:15 and I had to go to the pharmacy to
> pick up more freakin prednisone.( he's taking 20 mg.
> 2x a day)
> Gave him first dose at 3ish...  By 6 he was 407... I
> corrected him ...  7 :00 - he's 415...  gave him
> another 1.5 units....  At 8:30 he's 476 !!!!(Thank god
> no ketones... Yet...) The pump(Cozmo)  says no
> bolus...  but I gave him another unit anyway..  . The
> pump doesnt understand prednisone...  Jesse runs into
> the D drawer in the bathroom and gets a syringe and is
> begging to get a shot.I tell him wait til he hits 500
> and we'll change his site.( It was changed this
> afternoon and maybe it wasn't good???) Meanwhile he's
> playing with the syringe... filling it up and
> squirting me.... My neighbor walks in and is mortified
> that I'm letting him do this... I'm sick as a dog...
> my 16 year old has 102 fever ....and all I want to do
> is climb into bed......
> Jesse just checked againn  its 10:00 pm and he's 370..
> gave him .5 , and I'll see what happens... 340 at
> 11:15pm..
> My CDE suggested that I just increase his basals while
> he's on prednisone ... but I feel more comfortable
> just correcting...  I mean I'd probably have to double
> his basals to cover the amts. that I've been
> correcting....  and if I'm wrong, then he'll
> crash.....
> any suggestions are welcome.....
> Stacey
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