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Re: [IPp] almost trip to the ER

Dear Deborah,
  I pity you.  Right now, I only have to worry about when my daughter goes 
to my mother's (1/2 hour away).  I do not look forward to when she begins to 
insist on camp.  My heart goes out to you.

>From: "Deborah" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPp] almost trip to the ER
>Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 08:59:59 -0500
>Hi All,
>Went to bed last at 10:30p.m. and couldn't sleep, I was tired, but couldn't
>sleep so just laid in bed, my husband was still up watching TV. WELL....at
>11:50p.m. last night we received a phone call. As you all remember Eve(15)
>is at Girl Scout camp in Northern WI. It was the camp nurse and she was on
>her cell phone and she was on her way to the hospital with Eve. Ok...let's
>back up a moment here. I only got details from my husband and I guess he
>only got sketchy details from the nurse.
>Ok, here goes. Eve checked herself sometime about 10:30 and she was high,
>like 550. Eve gave herself 10 units of insulin, she could have given 
>more b/c she gets insulin resistant when she is that high. She than checked
>at 11:30 to see if she was coming down. Nope, she was now 600 so she went 
>the nurse b/c she was higher and I think to call us and the nurse called 
>nearest hospital. The hospital said to bring her in to the ER. On the way 
>the hospital the nurse decided to call us on her cell phone. My husband 
>the camp nurse that this happens all the time to Eve. Eve has a habit of
>forgetting to bolus for meals. Or this could have been a rebound, she
>sometimes will rebound to 600. Then the cell phone cuts out. GREAT!!
>The camp nurse calls back and my husband told her that sometimes it takes a
>while for Eve to come back down. This just happened when she was in ND 
>3 weeks ago. When she was in ND, she gave herself another bolus and then 
>crashed later with a low. My husband told the camp nurse since it has been
>1/2 hour since she last checked, if she had her meter with her, to check in
>the car. Sure enough, she was down to 254. The camp nurse turned the car
>around and headed back to camp. He also told the camp nurse to have Eve
>check again in 1/2 hour to make sure she doesn't go to low. I don't know
>what she was later, she must have been fine b/c she didn't call with that
>number. Of course, Eve didn't check for ketone.
>I'm soooo happy Eve is coming home from camp today. She's riding the bus
>from camp and I pick her up at 5:30 this evening.
>Maybe this is why I packed 150 test strips for 12 days.
>Deborah mom to Eve 15, and her pump Zoe
>Dxed 5/3/96 pumping 5/21/99
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