Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's new?

My mom finally went back home on Sunday. The kids and I were very sad having to take her to the airport. Her flight left at 8 AM so we had to leave the house at 5:30. Both of the girls wanted to go with so we piled in the car and headed off. Cerriah ended up crying most of the day because she missed her so much. We all missed her so much.... We can't wait until she comes back.

Eli started complaining about a toothache, AGAIN! I took him to the dentist and everything looked clear on the x-rays. Of course when we got him his cheek started swelling! So not he is on antibiotics and we go back in tomorrow. I am concerned, I am not going to lie. I don't know how it could have been missed on an xray. Hopefully tomorrow will come with good news.

Lexi has started tumbling classes. She has taught herself how to do back walkovers and cartwheels, and was attempting back flips. We decided to put her in tumbling classes before she breaks something trying to do it on her own! Hopefully classes will teach her a thing or two about flips :)

I have started working out here at home. I am so out of shape, it's not funny. I hope to lose 5 pounds by June. I just hope I can keep up working out each day. I bought the DWTS DVD and it's a fun paced workout, especially for someone out of shape like me. So far I have only been able to do one dance a day because I am sweating uncontrolably by the end, haha! I hope to increase it to two dances by next week. Here's to those five pounds I have been trying to lose over a year... SEE YA!!

Hopefully :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yesterday was a low key day. We just really hung around the house and didn't do much. The kids went to school and I went to the orthodontist. I got my new Invisaligns and my teeth are in pain today, lol! What we do for straight teeth!! We settled in and watched 'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs". The kids love the movie and we plan on having some cousins over today for pizza and a movie :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Day

Today is a new day! I am very sleepy because I didn't get much sleep last night. Lexi woke up in the middle of the night with a low blood sugar of 46. I thank God she is able to feel the low blood sugars in her sleep. It's such a scary thing!
I am thankful we rose this morning to see the beautiful day. I use "beautiful" lightly as it is winter here in IL and the snow on the ground is now turning into gray mush ;) It's supposed to rain later and I'm hoping it washes away some of this winter mess.
School went well last night. The class seems like it's going to be a lot of work, but it seems like it will be fun work. Now I need to go buy my books so I can start studying!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Daily Grind

So today we return to the normal daily grind. Lexi is in school, feeling a lot better, but not 100%. I start school again tonight and I am so worn out, I am not ready for it! I can't wait to be done and on my way to just a job.
My mom came in from Florida to help out because of Lexi being in the hospital. She has been a great help. We made some blankets last night for a charity called Project Linus. It was fun to make blankets and it's maybe a hobby I will pick up in my spare time ;)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Life is never easy, is it? i wish I could be carefree and not have a worry in the world. Although I know that is not possible, having children with Type 1 diabetes is exhausting and always close to my mind. I have to worry constantly about food choices, exercise, machines, pumps....... list goes on and on. I don't know what it feels like to be a "normal" mom, not having to worry about little things like my kids eating a lollipop. A simple thing like candy involves checking blood sugars, counting carbs, and bolusing for them.
Lexi is still at home with me. She woke up oK but soon got sick to her tummy. Her Blood Sugars have been OK the past two days. Not under 120, but at least in the 100's. I can't wait for her to be better and to our "normal' daily routine.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy 2010 ?!?

Wow, what a year it has been! And it's only January 11th!! My dear little Lexi was just released from the hospital yesterday. She was admitted with DKA and tachycardia! It all happened so fast. From being perfectly fine to being admitted in the PICU!
She woke up on Thursday morning with a stomach ache. Knowing it could be high blood sugars, I had her check that first. 470. Wow! We right away bolused her for the high blood sugar and she took a bath. After her bath we checked again and 411. She vomited and we checked for ketones. HIGH! I knew right away we were dealing with DKA so she got dressed and we headed to the ER.
She was taken back right away and put on an IV, blood drawn and hear monitor. Her heart was racing in the 170's and she was laying down! I can't explain what I felt seeing that heart monitor go and go and go. The doctors had no idea why her heart was racing so much. Her blood results came back, and just like I suspected, DKA.
The hospital we were at had no PICU, so they scheduled an air lift to a hospital about an hour away with a PICU. I shuddered, not knowing what the next days would bring. Diabetes and a fast hear rate are two separate scary things. I was so scared and didn't know what to do.
She was in tachycardia for over 24 hours. They pumped her with IV fluids, thinking she was dehydrated and it was to no avail. She was given tylenol for a slight fever and it did not bring down the heart rate either. They STILL have no idea what happened. Has anyone every experience such a thing? It did eventually come down, but it's scary to me not knowing what caused it. I wish I had definite answers.
So I say, Happy 2010?!? I do hope it gets better...... it just has to!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tooth Fairy!

What are the odds that the tooth fairy will visit TWO of your kids on the same night? Oddly enough, Cerriah lost her last baby tooth and Elijah lost his first baby tooth! Ok, Eli really didn't LOSE his first tooth, it was pulled :( He had a cavity and the dentist opted to pull it versus doing a pulpotomy in case it creates an abcess later. But seriously, we didn't know both were going to lose them on the same day.
Eli awoke today to 5 crisp dollars under his pillow! I remember when I used to only get a quarter! My how inflation has set in :) I remember Cerriah getting 20 dollars for her first tooth. I believe other tooth fairies chipped in for her stash ;). Funny how it's an ending for Cerriah with now all adult teeth and a beginning for Eli. Life does come full circle sometimes :)