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BozziesMom
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BozziesMom

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    1. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      We're here watching for you when you wander back our way!
    2. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hey, lady! Stuff is stuff, as always. All for the good in the end, but sure seems to take a long and roundabout route to the end some days. . . .

      All great with you, I hope!
    3. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      (oops, I'm talking too much again, I need a computer to follow me around in real life and say "too many characters, please start talking to your friend again when you can limit yourself to 1000 at a time")

      That is really funny, I think I read that from you before (if not, there's someone else on here with a little boy who loves pink!). I'm trying to avoid the "buy our pump because it's cute, it's practically an IPhone" angle, but confess it's hard not to take looks into account.
      We have had a lot of nights lately like last night -- her bg does an about face i the middle of the night. We'll go in at a steady 100 or 150 and then at 3 a.m. she's near 300.
    4. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I think it's the dawn effect or a variable basal for a growth spurt, because once we get her back down she's even again so it shouldn't be the lantus. But if we correct at night it can go very wrong, so I'm checking every hour for three to five hours until she comes back up. And then she went swimming the other day, was 275 at midnight, but I left her out of cunning and laziness and by morning she was 165 with no humalog in her. Yesterday she was over two hours into her bolus, dropped from 85 to 43 in 20 minutes. I wasn't even going to check her yet, her sisters caught her going sleepy. So, I'm hoping with the pump I can correct in little bits at night and take the chance of letting her get carbs on the high instead of the light side because I can always "take it back" -- now I tend to undercarb her because if I'm wrong she shoots up and I can't correct without starting the yo-yo.
      Anyway, I'm sure you get it. You seeing a lot of growth spurts there?
    5. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Silver, but I was kind of disappointed, it just looks like any old cell phone, shoulda gone with green.
      She hasn't started down the "I love pink" road yet, and I'm glad to postpone it!
    6. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Well, she cries at every shot now, didn't used to be, and I think as you said we've just learned the bulk of what we needed to for mdi. Plus our endo had two good things to say, first he looked right at her and said, "She probably won't mess with the pump, you think she's too young, but she knows she has diabetes and she knows this means no more shots." He also said the worst that can happen is we don't like it and we stick it back in the closet for six months, or forever.

      Once we ordered it, the reps pushed it through really fast, but the cde doesn't have time to train us for a month, so I'm chomping at the bit now, too. !
    7. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hey, missed you posting lately but notice we're still on parallel tracks, we have ping in hand and appointment to start May 13. . . .you'll have to let me know how it all goes!
    8. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
    9. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
    10. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Just me again, I'm a pain.
      Hey, moco just posted on a thread where I was asking for some help and OT she mentioned that she scans all her texts and then uses this thingamajig to read them out loud to her. I know you want the reading to work, but thought it might help in other classes where reading played a big part but where you don't want him graded on his reading skills (e.g. science or social studies)? Just a thought.
    11. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      What does Bozzie weigh right now? Selah is at 27 pounds, I just find it wild that with something as YDMV as this, we tend to run on parallel tracks so much!

      Any further luck on the reading thing?

      Hope you had a fabulous holiday and a great new year tonight.
    12. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      ( part two!!) but this wasn't a matter of laziness or getting behind or stubbornness. So we started taking the tests with me reading them out loud to him after school. He aced them. It was harder for him to not be able to study by himself with a book, that sort of thing, and coming in after class got to be a burden. But at least there was some relief there, he could see and show off his A. So many subjects you are supposed to be learning content, but if you can't read well your grade reflects that more than whether you understand how the government works, or a time in history, or how a plant makes energy, etc. So if you can find a way to take the reading part out of the equation kids can often excel in areas they would otherwise fail. Especially if they are math whizzes. . .. .:) Sorry to butt in and ramble, this stuff just breaks my heart. When it's real (and I do know a lot of times it's not or exaggerated, I'm not stupid, but sometimes it is very real) it is so hard.
    13. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Wow, there sure is something there. Can't believe you can't find an answer, how frustrating.
      Have you considered just knowing he has a heavy problem and getting around it? I'm not suggesting you give up on the reading, but if he were blind you wouldn't keep working on reading text on the page, you'd try to find a way around it with books on tape, etc. I had a student once in 8th grade who flat out could not read. Just could not. No way he was getting a diagnosis or anything of that sort, poor district with nearly 100% ESL so they just stuck him in special ed where the teachers could do his work for him. . . .
    14. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Just curious, did he learn to read early? Sometimes I think tactics they learn when they are little stick with them when they are older and look like problems. My middle girl will read "the" as "and". WT? Then I realized these are sight words for her even though we are still sounding out. I wonder how long it will follow her. Is it a real problem for him, getting in the way, or is it more a difference?
    15. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Oh, we live in the 200s. I think our meter when you turn it on gives a 190, and I know she probably spikes at an hour and we never measure then. Sorry you're swinging low, now.
    16. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Did you get your highs sorted out? I'm not even worrying about that much right now with the switch, but I think we're coming back into the land of reason. Just in time to take the train out, I'm sure.
      We switched basals because i kept reading that levemir doesn't sting and lantus does, although some say small amounts don't. But now that the crazies are smoothing out I'm kind of liking it.
    17. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Yup. Fun. Not ending here right now. We're trying to switch from lantus to levemir, and it looks like not only is it not lasting 24 hours, it's not lasting 8 hours. 300s for two days. Ugh. Think I'll be in full retreat by monday.
      Thanks for request, that IS fun.
    18. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Cryptic questions! But that's good. You know I'm not really being a concerned person, I just know that whatever happens to you guys either just has happened to us or is about to, so it's self-interest.
    19. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      You all right?
    20. hmmmcormick
      hmmmcormick
      Alyce ~~ Happy birthday to you!!!!!!
      Hope you are having a great day, you deserve it!
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    Birthday:
    November 18
    Location:
    VA
    Occupation:
    writer
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Does your family have celiac?:
    Yes

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    "The Boz" dxd T1D 6/27/08
    Pumping Blue Ping: Apidra

    dxd Celiac 3/10/10
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