Ketones

Tami

Ketones

Tami
Less expensive Ketone Test Strips Less expensive Ketone Test Strips (Photo credit: Manny Hernandez)


Ketones yesterday and ketones again this morning. Brandon woke up yesterday morning throwing up. Checked his blood glucose, HI the meter read.  Had him pee in a cup and the test strip was a very pretty maroon color, high ketones. Gave him a correction dose of insulin and water.  Repeated this throughout the day. He perked up and was bouncing around the house.

This was the first time that his sister was a little upset because we had plans to go to the Lincoln Park Zoo, so this was the first time that diabetes rained on her parade.

Last night I thought we were in the clear. This morning he woke up and tested his blood glucose and it read HI – he woke me up and in a sleepy haze; I got his humalog prepared and he took it. While I was in the bathroom he began to throw up again. Made the call to the on call nurse and talked everything through with her.

This past week we have begun to make strides, his blood glucose has been better and coming down and he has even been in his target blood glucose range more this past week than before. I am so frustrated and if I am frustrated and confused how does he feel. I know physically he feels icky and tired and missing another day of school doesn’t help. Emotionally I am not sure how he feels at this moment.

Written September 24, 2012

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