Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Can I just say that travelling with D SUCKS?

Sorry for the lack of picture posts on the other blog, but I have no internet access that I can upload pictures on. As it is, I´m using some weird-ass Portuguese laptop that has weird buttons in strange places. You`re just lucky this post is read-able.

Anyway, we have been having the worst time with Elise´s BG. It´s either sky high or bottoming out. The only time it´s in range is when it´s either shooting up or crashing down. It´s awful.

Poor Elise woke up in the 400s this morning with 2.4 ketones. Nothing we do is working and I´m almost ready to pack up and go home.

Blame it on the time difference, blame it on the lack of schedule, blame it on not being able to find a restaurant to serve us dinner when we need to eat, blame it on the fact that I cannot SWAG Portuguese food to save my life... I don´t know.

I titled this post help, but I know there´s really no advice you can give me. I suppose this is just a much needed vent. Here´s hoping things get better... soon.


  1. Oh Joanne, That sucks!! I hope it straightens out soon.

  2. Oh, Jo! That sucks that her BG is being such a pain. I wish I could wave a wand and send some help across the ocean! I can send prayers and good thoughts, so that's what I'll do!

  3. ugh, ugh and triple ugh...hoping you get things smoothed over. We found in places with food that is less than obvious that if we just barely increased the basal and then cautiously bolused things turned out better (well of course with more testing..of course!) Somehow the extra basal evens things out a little better though especially with high carb and higher fat foods. Also, is there anyway that one of her insulins could have been overheated while traveling? We had a bottle go bad while in Hawaii.
    Hope today is better and you're seeing more of a beautiful place to explore together ;)

  4. Oh, no!!!! I hope her numbers improve and you're able to enjoy your vacation!!!!

  5. Oh no! Really hoping that things settle down for you all and you can enjoy your trip!

  6. ok, D, now listen up....leave Elise alone, play nice, and enjoy a vacation too.

    Hope all smoothes out and you get to enjoy the rest of your trip!

  7. ARGH that is brutal! I hope that tomorrow her #'s play nice for you and you are all able to enjoy your vacation! HUGS!

  8. Ah Jo...I am so sorry! Hang in there. AND say "hello" to my fellow country-men!

  9. Hang in there. Thinking of you...

  10. So sorry you are having such a hard time . I know the feeling of having to come home early due to the big D . I hate it . We want you to be happy and enjoy. I hope it gets better soon.

  11. oh maaaaan. hope the venting helps and things go a little better for the remainder of your trip!

  12. You are freaking me out!!!! We leave on a 2.5 week timezone-changing-flying-bus-train-car riding adventure in June. I am worried sick all this will happen to Ellie . . . . now I hear it could be true?!

    Say it ain't so; please? I'll pay you to remove this post.

    However, I am VERY SORRY to hear you are going through this. Please send me drugs for when I have to take off ;)

    Love ya!!!!


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