These are the types of records we don't like to set. Today Elise came in at a low, low 38 this afternoon. And what is so crazy is she woke up from her nap at 202 a mere 90 minutes earlier. And I even gave her a small snack too (only about 5g, but still!).
She was acting completely normal a few minutes earlier... we were playing on the floor and she was laughing away as I tickled her. We then went to get the mail, and when I saw yet another bill from an ER trip about 3 months ago (that insurance should have already taken care of), I decided a call to our carrier was in order.
My first warning should have been her asking for, then drinking a whole glass of water in one sitting (on a side note, does anyone else's child get really thirsty when low?). I was talking to someone from our insurance company when she started to whine. And she had that look.
So I got out the meter and continued talking to the guy as I checked her BG. When it came up as 38, I blinked a couple of times and was very tempted to shake the meter. Like it was one of those magic 8 balls, and I didn't like the answer it gave me. I told the person I was talking to that I had an emergency with my daughter and had to hang up.
And what is so amazing isn't how calm I was during the whole process, even though I felt like freaking out on the inside.
The amazing part is not how during all of this, the dog managed to throw up 4 times.
It's not even amazing how I managed to step in said throw up in my bare feet.
The amazing part is that as it was happening, I just shook my head and laughed. I didn't get mad. I didn't get sad. I didn't even get upset at myself.
It's this new thing I'm trying; don't let the D get you down.
I'm sure I will have my moments, but I'm hoping they will be few and far between.
In case you're wondering, Elise was an almost normal 81 when I tested her 15 minutes later. I was afraid that she would rebound really high, but came in at 180 right before bed. Nice.
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