Hey all...warning...this is long.....I'll try to keep it short.... The other night my oldest had a meeting at the high school to discuss Fall Sports. Since this is his first year, we both went,....we have no clue how the Atlhetic Dept. works at the high school level. We had all eaten dinner, and I was going to leave Ty and Erin ( she has Down syndrome & autism,non-verbal and needs a lot of attention) home alone....it would be only about 60-90 mintues and we were literraly 1 mile away at the high shcool. I have done it before....Ty is actually a better sitter than most of my sitters ! Ty's blood sugar was a LITTLE low before dinner, but he had some tabs and then a full dinner....I did not give him his injection yet becuase I didn't want to risk a low while I was gone & figured I would give it to him as soon as I got home. So half way through the meeting, I tried to call him & just check on them....but....no cell phone connection in the school.....so as soon as I got to parking lot I called and Ty answered....said all was okay, but he had a headache and Erin was being "crazy"....I said I was on the way home & I'd see him in a couple minutes..... Got home at 7:15....so I was gone less than 90 minutes all together....all seemed well......gave Ty his shot, cleaned up from dinner, etc etc.....went to bed.....next morning after all the kids have gone to school, I am listineg to phone messages to see if I missed anything....and I hear...... " Hi guys it's Grady ( Ty's best friend). I don't know what to do, Erin is outside and I've been knockin and knocking, so I went in the house and Ty is asleep on the couch. I don't know what to do, so yeah........" I had to listen to the message 4 times before I truly understood it..... So I went over to their house ( he goes to private shcool and was done for summer) he tells me that he was playing basketball in our driveway and Erin came outside ( everyone in our neigborhood knows that Erin doesn't go out alone ) She RAN AWAY from him and he ran to the door to tell us.....well.....after no answer he walked in and Ty was asleep on couch. Grady had a babysitter for the evening, and she had NO IDEA what the heck to do, so they got another neighbor to try and help. So Dave, a very nice guy who is home trying to feed his 3 little girls while his wife is at work comes outside, gathers up Erin, brings her into the house and sees Ty on the couch. He told me "TY looked all contorted and uncomfortable, there is no way someone would choose to nap in the position he was in" He woke Ty up and asked him if he was okay......Ty said he was, Dave said okay and went home to his girls. So that is the story I got pieced from Grady ( the 10 year old ) & Dave after I frantically found his e-mail and begged him to call me. He was very apologetic for not getting in touch with me....his wife was supposed to tell me that mornign and she forgot.....but I wondered....why the heck didn't Ty tell me I was so upset by what could have happened and so confused as to what did happen, that I went to Ty's school and took him out of class to ask him what happened......HE DIDN'T REMEMBER ANY OF IT !!! So now I am even more freaked out !! I looked back through his meter and realized that his blood sugar pre-dinner was 48....not 68......like he told me.....so he needed MUCH more tabs than I gave him. Even though he ate a full dinner, it wasn't enough to raise that low ! Dave felt terrible that he didn't do more.....he didn't realize that Ty's blood should have been checked right then & he needed some sugar FAST....but.....why the heck would he know that ...it's not HIS job to deal with Ty's needs....it's mine...... I felt like ( and still do ) the worst mom EVER. I'm terrified about what COULD have happened....if no one saw Erin leave the house...she'd be lost, Ty could have slipped even lower, lost consicousness, siezure Thank God that were both okay....but....it really rattled me.... Thanks for listening.