Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Don't Mess with the Zofran

We are under siege. High blood sugars have decided to pull an all out assault on the Maxwell house, and we are in full defensive mode.

So we've pulled out all the stops: Zofran to keep her from vomiting, plenty of hydration with Low carb Gatorade G2; and TRIPLE the insulin we normally do. Despite everything we have done to get Cassie's numbers down, nothing has worked. It's so frustrating. It's worrisome. It's made us all lose alot of sleep.

Even our diabetes management tools seem to mock us. The glucometer does a funny thing. When Cassie's blood sugar is so high that it's literally off the scale, the LED display simply read 'HI.' There's no way to tell if her BG levels are trending down or up. It simply confirms what you know already - "HI, you're a whisker away from the Emergency Room."

But we won't stop. We can't stop.

There's no white flag from the besieged Castle Maxwell.