Thursday, September 16, 2010

Insulin Mixup! YIKES!

So my sweet daughter came running upstairs late last night in a panic. She had accidently mixed up her insulin bottles and instead of taking her long acting insulin she took the short lasting one. For those who don't know the long lasting insulin lasts 24 hours and you take a large dose. The short acting insulin is taken in small doses after eating to counteract what she eats. She takes one unit of insulin per 15 carbs of food she eats. Well luckily she noticed before she took the whole 28 units but she did take 16. Terrifying to say the least. Her short acting insulin was recently changed and now the bottles look the same. Anyway its 10:30 at night and the only choice I have is hospital or call her endocrinologist.

I called her doctor and he said the next 5 hours are crutial so she doesn't end up in shock we have to check her sugar every 30 minutes until 3:30 am and if it gets too low get to the hospital or call paramedics.

We hardly slept and I was terrified every time I woke up that I had missed the alarm so I really was sleeping for about 15 minutes at a time. Needless to say I am Exhausted today.

THANKFULLY she is OK and her sugar never got too low. I made her eat a ton of carbs to counter the insulin and we checked it all night. She had to miss a few hours of school today to sleep and recover. It is so hard for her it makes her so ill if her sugar goes up and down.

I wish I could take this away. Diabeties sucks big time!!!

4 shots a day forever or a pump. Not much of an option but at least she is alive and healthy otherwise.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I have missed my Blog

Wow so much has happened. I will now start updating again. My life is so busy and crazy at the moment. I want to get back. Looking over my blog it helps me remember so much that I tend to not think about. Fun times, sad times, hectic times, and just plain life. I am now back and ready to blog. I will be adding my first update real soon about what I am and have been up to lately.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Updated picture.

Here is our latest picture. I don't have much time at the moment. Took this a couple of weeks ago right after I got my hair highlighted. It is now snowing again. I miss the valley where this was taken. I am so tired of the snow, I can't wait for spring. I will try to update my blog later. Hope everyone has a great day.
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Sunday, January 31, 2010


It seems there is always 10 million things that need my attention at any given moment of any day. Sometimes I want peace or a moment of silence. Those moments are few and far between but I know that some day I may (will) wish I could have back all the millions of moments that demanded my attention. The chaos seems never ending at the moment and it is hard to imagine life without the kids here and without work being so demanding. I can't imagine them leaving home and not hearing the fighting, the laughter, the dancing and playing that we are now privilidged to witness. I wish so many times I could go back and cuddle with them and share bath time and story time and just spend time sitting with them. I do have moments with my children that I cherish. The other night when my daughter was so upset and I spent hours in her room with her listening to her and aching for her because of the saddness and pain she was feeling. All time stood still and I forgot about dinner cooking in the oven that thankfully even though our chicken legs cooked for 2 hours instead of 1 she needed me the most. I was so shocked when I noticed it was 9:15 on a school night and dinner had not been served. I felt so guilty and like I had failed but now I realize that dinner can wait but my kids can't. I am so glad I could be there for her when she needed me. I will always remember how I was there for her not how I felt bad about a dinner served hours too late. No body starved to death and my daughter went to sleep that night instead of crying, or texting all night. She said she felt better and thanked me for being there. For a moment like that when she is almost 18 I am greatful. She doesn't hate me. After all I am a strict parent who doesn't know how it is.........

Friday, January 29, 2010


Finally the sun has come out and is warming up my chilly bones. I am ready for the snow to go away but now there is mud. HHHMMMM
Lovin the sunshine though. I just love the sun. Can't wait for summer.


Thursday, January 28, 2010


Well life sure has been crazy. We have had more snow than I like by alot. We had 3-4 feet last week. It is snowing right now and I am ready for the snow to be GONE. The kids have been out of school for 7 school days for the 2 in high school and 8 for the little one. They are finally back at school today but due to the storm there was alot of water damage at the school so that knocked them out for while.
I have tons that has happened and I have missed blogging about. I will post pictures of the snow.

In other news Riley got his cast off and his wrist is doing well Thankfully no surgery.

Work has been VERY slow, but not me. What's up with that? It doesn't matter how NOT busy work is I am still busy with work. Go Figure. Taxes are almost finished. Yippeee I seriously hate that chore and it takes me forever it seems. Ukk

Starting back on weight watchers hopefully I can get some of this weight off. I hate being fat. Enough said.

I can't wait for spring to arrive. Hopefully the groundhog does not see his shadow this year. I am so ready for summer.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Storm

We had a major storm come thru on Monday night. There were trees down all over and we had wind gusts of 75+ miles per hour.
We were without electricity for 17+ hours. The school was without power for a second day so the kids had another snow day. We received 10 - 12 inches of snow which ended up being 2 snow days.
It was a major incredible storm. Trees, electric, phone and cable lines were down all over. It took them a week to get all things back to normal and there are still trees laying around.
The roads were horrible for 24 hours but all is now back to normal. Thank God that in our town there were no storm related deaths.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

When it Rains it Pours!

Today Andrew went to school and about an hour after school started the nurse called and said that he came in from playing and his eye was hurting, red and swollen. He said he didn't hurt it but it felt like something was in it. She washed it out and it didn't get better so hubby went to pick him up. He brought him back to work and his eye looked like someone decked him but it didn't look like pink eye or anything. I thought it was some type of allergy. I called the eye doctor and they said they would fit him in. I took him in and he has a viral infection in his eye. Not pink eye but it is still contageous and he needs to be careful for the next couple of weeks. He gave him eye drops and said if it gets worse to call right away.
Tomorrow is my appointment with Riley to see what will happen with his arm. I keep hoping it is just a break that can be casted and it will heal without surgery. I don't want him to have life long problems if he can get away without it and I think pins and screws are asking for trouble later on.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Riley finally has a doctors appointment.

Heard from the doctors office today and they are waiting until Friday to see Riley on his broken wrist. I am really surprised they are waiting so long. It will be a week on Friday since he broke it. It seems like such a long time. I would have thought they would have at least looked at the xrays to see what they thought but they didn't feel it was necessary. So I guess I won't know until Friday if and when he will have surgery. Hopefully not on his birthday which is on Tuesday. They said they wanted the swelling to go down and it is still pretty swollen so I guess they have a good reason. I am really nervous to find out what they are going to do and how bad the damage is. I am hoping not too bad and that he will just have to have a cast. Wishful thinking I suppose but it sure would be easier and cheaper and a whole lot less painful. Well I will keep you posted on any further developments.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dreaded Donut Day

Well tomorrow is dreaded donut day at work. Every Tuesday and Friday there are donuts on the front desk at work. Not just any donuts but creamy filled donuts, ones with icing and ones with frosting. They look so good and inviting and I refuse to let myself give in to the voices screaming my name for me to come up to the front and get them.

I must pass this box of donuts on my way out the door to go to the bathroom or to go to the breakroom to heat up my coffee which seems to get cold so fast I have to actually heat it a couple of times before I am done.

The donuts can't even stay in the box because without my even seeing them they somehow appear on my hips. I mean I don't even eat them for crying out loud but no matter how careful I am I can't seem to shake this extra weight I am carring so I have narrowed it down to the donuts in the box on the desk at work.

I mean what else could it be. It can't be the glass of wine I had before going to bed.

It can't be the yummy green chili turkey enchiladas I made for dinner.

It can't be the ortega chicken I had for lunch with the bunch of fries I ate. I mean I washed it down with diet soda. I mean that should account for something.

It can't be the 3 pieces of chocolate I had after I got home from work.

It seems my body doesn't give me credit for the good things I do like drinking diet soda and coffee black without the sugar or cream.

The mayo I don't put on my sandwich.

I mean where's the justice.

I don't think I eat so badly until I write it down and then I see that maybe I am not doing such a great job after all.

I will let the donuts scream tomorrow as loud as they want. I won't let them tempt me and I will try to sneak out the door so maybe I will avoid the next donut trying to affix itself to my hips so that maybe I can bypass one more Tuesday without any added extra baggage.

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