Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dreams do come true!

A while back I posted about my meltdown when I finally realized my "dream" of finding a perfect insulin to carb ratio for Alivia and getting on with our life wasn't ever going to happen. She'll grow, get sick, stressed, exercise and so on.
Well... dreams do come true! They don't last forever but I'll take what I can get! About 9 weeks ago Alivia had been running high at EVERY blood sugar check, so being that I just took the "insulin adjustment" class I played around with her ratio all on my own and after many tries figured that instead of the 1:30 ratio she was on it needed to be 1:20. We put that into effect and had 8 weeks of PERFECT numbers! Not just 70-200 but 70-150!!! For the first time since being dx I didn't cringe while I waited for the meter to count down I knew it would be perfect. I can't tell you how much of a blessing it was! Alivia was doing great those 8 weeks but I was horrible, my morning sickness was so bad, I ended up losing 15 pounds from throwing up no matter what I ate. I really don't think I could of handled being that sick and fighting with the diabetes monster at the same time. Someone was definitely helping us out!
At the end of our wonderful 8 weeks we had our 3 month endo appt on 10/30 and her A1c was 6.8%! I at first thought we'd be in trouble because it was low but the Dr looked though her log book and only found 1 low (45) so he was really happy with it and so were we! We talked about the pump and he said based on her A1c she didn't need it right now but if I wanted it I could sign up for the classes and get started right away. I compromised and scheduled my classes for 3 months out. I would really like to have the pump established before the new baby comes that way hopefully some of my family members will feel comfortable enough to watch her while I'm in the hospital.
Well at some point you have to wake up from your dream, and that we did when Alivia woke up at 250 last week and spent 3 days in the 300-550 range even after countless corrections. She never had any ketones, fevers or acted sick so she just must be growing or the end of our honeymoon. Either way back to the drawing board for me not only for the insulin to carb ratio but also for the corrections I guess... oh the joy! The good thing is that I'm finally starting to feel better, although I'd take a few more weeks of being sick if that meant I didn't have to fight the diabetes monster! But like I said I'll take what I can get!
Here is my cute little Kitty on Halloween!

10 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm so glad to read that you had some wonderful numbers. What a wonderful feeling that must have been all your hard work paid off. I'm also glad to read that you are starting to feel better what a rough pregnancy....I feel for you! and BTW that is the most precious kitty that I have ever seen!

Laura Houston said...

I'm happy that you had such good numbers - - - we are not there yet! I'm sad that you are going to have to work on finding them again.

Congrats on the pregnancy. My 3rd pregnancy was my sickest too! I felt horrible and lost weight. I can't imagine being sick, pregnant and dealing with D. Kuddos to you.

I will pray that you feel better, stay healthy and find the correct adjustments.

:-)

Meri said...

Me must fight many battles to win this war...and you won the last battle! Now onto the next! No worries...you will win this one too!

And the pump will be hard at first, but it will be the best thing ever when you guys get used to it! I promise...you'll wonder how you ever lived with out it. :)

So glad things are going well with your baby! It's just so exciting.

Kelly said...

Oh I'm so happy you got that break! What would we do without the "easy" spells? I cant imagine being pregnant and fighting the D monster....WOW. I thought I was emotional from PMS! Good job MOM! I hope you find another easy spell soon!

Hallie said...

You really just learn to be thankful for the good days, don't you? That's awesome!!! I hope you find more good days soon! And that you're feeling better! Darling kitty!

Wendy said...

YIPPEE!!!! I'm so happy you had those wonderful days :)

Well, the rollercoaster continues, I guess. But you'll get it...and you'll get better and better at making adjustments.

I started Addy on the pump 4 months before Maya was born. IT WAS A LIFESAVER!!!!!!!! I would **HIGHLY** advise getting it started and transitioned a few months before baby arrives. I don't think I could have handled the pump and the baby within 8 weeks of each other...but that was me and Addy's transition was LESS than easy.

Keep us posted!!!!

amy said...

LOOK at how adorable she looks in that kitty costume and look at that bright eyed smile ! Love it! Great job mom on the A1C.. I hate knowing that we as parents are being "tested" on our kids condition.. .I know its for the best, but were doing the best we can! Congrats on your amazing few weeks! Your doing fantastic! Praying for Health in your family in the next few months.. and wait.. your pregnant? :) Amy

phonelady said...

wow Im telling you , you are a brave soul dealing with the d monster and pregnant . You are awesome and the kitty is foo fa lah cute .

Joanne said...

That is the cutest kitty I have ever seen!

Congrats on the awesome A1C... glad your doc took the time to look at your numbers and see that you've been doing a good job instead of jumping to the conclusion that the number is a result of too many low BGs.

Good work, Momma... and all done while being pregnant too!

Shamae said...

Aren't those peaceful weeks wonderful!! I love them!!!! Glad your pregnancy is going well. I hate being sick during pregnancy! Love the pic! Super cute!