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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lenny and Harold ride again

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Diabetes Bloopers - Wednesday

This is not really a blooper, per se. But a not-so-funny-at-the-time anecdote that makes me chuckle now that some time has passed.

If you are rather new-ish to my insane ramblings, you might not know who Lenny and Harold are. They are Those that Shall not be Ignored. Simply put, Lenny and Harold are the little voices in my head that speak up when something could be very wrong; especially in the realm of all things diabetes.


Since the arrival of the Dexcom, they've sort of been on vacation. A much needed vacation. Although they still show up to tell me things like; on no planet does that shirt go with those pants. Or maybe I really should exercise my right to remain silent now.


But the other night, our Dexcom decided to take a powder in the form of the dreaded ???. I thought it was because Elise was sleeping on the sensor. Not so much. It turns out that the transmitter had popped out.


Let me break here and tell you that there is nothing quite so awesome as searching through a mountain of stuffed animals, blankets, and the plethora of other craziness that Elise sleeps with for a little grey hunk of plastic that is the size of an international postage stamp. It. Is. So. Aaaawesooooome.


After we popped that elusive sucker back in (another not-so-easy task), we waited for the Dexcom to calibrate.

About 45 minutes later, as I tried in vain to sleep, Lenny and Harold showed up.

"Get up! Get up! Sheeeeeee's loooooow. Come on, get your mis-matched ass (yes, I even have trouble co-ordinating my pjs) outta bed and check your daughter!"

Thinking I was just being paranoid because I didn't have the Dexcom working, I tried to ignore them. But they just wouldn't shut up. They're kinda like Charlie Sheen in that respect.


Finally I went in and checked her... 52. Well, crap-a-doodle-doo. Looks like Lenny and Harold are batting a thousand still. It's nice to know they can still be trusted.

22 comments:

  1. Way to make a come back Lenny and Harold...nice to see ya 2 again!! :)

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  2. Oh, yes, not so awesome at all trying to hunt that little sucker down. So glad it provide you comfort though. It does let me sleep a little more soundly too sometimes.

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  3. LOVE Lenny and Harold. I think I would like to borrow them for a fashion consultation please.

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  4. I love that you have not only one...but two little voices in your head! I also am loving their names...lolol! Those little voices are always right!

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  5. I love those little mommy voices in your head!!!! Are they for hire???

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  6. SO GLAD they decided to show up for work!!!!!!!! And the idea of digging through stuffed animals...UGH! Glad you found it, though!!!!

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  7. SO GLAD they decided to show up for work!!!!!!!! And the idea of digging through stuffed animals...UGH! Glad you found it, though!!!!

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  8. This was so funny! Maybe Lenny and Harold should write a book about diabetes!

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  9. I can just imagine you searching for that little piece of plastic in a mountain of stuffed animals! Glad you found it....and glad to hear Lenny & Harold are still on duty :)

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  10. Lenny and Harold - the two most trustworthy guys around! :)

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  11. I think Lenny and Harold make their rounds to all the D mama's houses!

    I'm glad Dexcom is providing you with a much needed break from the voices!

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  12. I live in FEAR of losing that transmitter!!

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  13. Oh, Lenny and Harold...glad they didn't take a permanent vaca; not that they'd ever do that!
    And I love that your PJs don't match!!!

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  14. Lenny and Harold are WINNING!!

    I had to!!

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  15. Great post! Lenny and Harold ride on!!!

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  16. It is funny how we all seem to hav these voices in our heads. I haven't named mine but I think it's time I did. Thanks for this.

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  17. The voices... Wow!
    Be nice to them. They're definitely your friends.

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  18. Perfect time for them to come back!

    I love that they have names! lol

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  19. Love this post and love that you are doing dblogweek!

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  20. having the sensor on does allow me to sleep more soundly knowing that I have another protection against lows or high than just myself. It is really amazing how small it is though for how helpful it is!

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  21. I went for sooooo long without the DexCom but now I feel all panicky if its not working. I need my own Lenny and Harold!

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