Hi all, Based upon our endo's reaction to this story, I feel like my son is the only one in the world who has this problem: He is 5 and was admitted to the hospital a few weeks ago with a stomach bug. Spent two nights there, and was able keep bland food down before he was released. Then he came home, and now that the IV was out, we realized that the carbs he was eating were not being absorbed into his bloodstream. This resulted in getting stuck in lows (one time he was stuck with a blood sugar of 40!) No matter what he ate/drank, his blood sugar was just stuck. This "malabsorption" problem continued for 2-3 more days, during which time we had no choice but to keep him pretty high. We had a similar experience when he was admitted for the stomach bug at the age of 1. Now that it's happened twice, the endo says we may need to keep him in the hospital for a few more days (for a total of 5 days) until we get past this point of malabsorption. So my next question is, have any of you ever looked into getting a 24-hour home nurse to control an IV? This topic is especially important today because he's throwing up again and we're not sure if he'll need to be admitted again.