-You know those hard plastic slides at playgrounds that cause static as your kids slide down them? That static will make the dexcom receiver to shut off. It happened to us twice on the same day (two different visits). Elise was wearing the sensor on her leg, and I'm wondering if that contributed to it, since I can't ever recall it happening when Elise wears it on her arm (preferred location).
-So many things are taking me back to the days following Elise's dx. Making baby oatmeal for Mattias (it's what Elise used to eat every morning for breakfast). Seeing the containers of Gerber baby food at the store (it's what they gave us to feed her in the hospital). Things I haven't thought about in a long, long time. It's still hard for me to revisit her diagnosis.
-From the blogs I've been reading lately, it seems like so many people have problems with the ??? and accuracy with their Dexcoms. We don't really have these issues, but I've noticed that most of the kiddos that are having problems are boys. I wonder if it's something about the way little boys play? What about the girls out there, do you have the same issues?
-Inserting a Dexcom sensor on Elise will NOT cause me to pass out, as previously thought. Up until Wednesday, I had managed to avoid doing one of these. Of course, with the way life is going lately, Elise ripped hers out Wednesday night while putting on her pyjamas. Fred was on an airplane, not due to arrive until way late. So I sucked it up and did it, with the wonderful Laura talking me through it on the phone. It still made me feel a wee bit queasy, though.
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