Saturday, May 09, 2009

Quick 7.


Thursday Christopher started insulin shots. So far so good. He is staying within a good bsl range most of the day. He has gone a little bit high around afternoon tea time but not so high that we need to be concerned. I think the dose of insulin he is on is just right. I was worried that he would have low sugars because his sugars were coming down each morning on their own before insulin but the insulin seems to have evened him out.


Yesterday at 4.45 Tom woke up and came in our bedroom. His pump site had come out and his sugars were up at 25.4 (450). Since we are using his insulin pen for Christopher (until we get his in the post) I decided to do a new site and give him insulin through that. The problem with waking with high numbers is Tom stays high most of the day. We got him around 13.5 (243) for most of the day and this morning his sugar is 7.4 (133)

Birthday fun.

Since it was Amelia's birthday yesterday and we had the drama of changing Tom's pump, Tom, Amelia and Christopher all woke at 4.45. While I was changing the pump, I was trying to get Christopher and Amelia back to bed but Amelia had seen her presents on the lounge and there was no convincing her that 4.45 was too early. I thought we would have three very tired children in the afternoon but they all lasted the distance without any tears. Today though they have slept in. It is now 8.30 and the only one awake is Christopher and I suspect they will both sleep in a bit later this morning.

Car repair.

This week our car that was damaged while being serviced is being fixed. We will be without the second car for the week while it is being done but should be able to manage just fine. Steve is working most of the week at the school around the corner from us so it is a good week to have it done.

Family Tea.

Amelia asked during the week if we could go to Barnacle Bills for tea for her birthday. If our children don't have a party, we go out for tea as a family. I said sure. The other children all said to her, oh why don't you choose Hungry Jacks? We don't like Barnacle Bills. Daniel also said, I probably talked her into choosing it since I like seafood so much but I didn't. She has caved to the pressure from her siblings and decided that it is better to go to Hungry Jacks since they have a playground there.


Winter Garden.

Steve has started planting our winter garden. He has beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower and onions.

He also has some seedlings coming up. We have leeks, carrots, strawberries, basal and chives.

I am so looking forward to making lots of winter soups with all the different vegetables.


Saturday Mornings.

I remember when our older 4 were below 10, they use to be up bright and early on a Saturday morning. The thought of sleeping in on a weekend, was just stupid in their minds.

Now that they are all teenagers, it is hard to get them out of bed. Often the younger three are running around for a couple of hours before we sight the older 4 unless they have something on. This morning Daniel was up early because he is playing football in Port Pirie but if he wasn't, we wouldn't have seen him before 10 am. Sam, Madeline and Brigette are still in bed. I will be surprised if they are up in the next hour.

don't forget to pop over to Jennifer's for other quick 7 posts.

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Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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