Today we had a very bad day. Margo (age 11) has been suffering from a stomach bug on and off for about 5 days. Vomiting here and there... Anyway, we sent her back to school today and had her check her blood sugars every two hours. We have been having a lot of lows with this virus... She is waking up at 4am-5am with BS in the 40's despite the fact that we keep turning her basal rate down. We even had to use the glucagon once. Today she was feeling better and went back to school. She had a low and treated it fine. On her way home from school (she walks about 8 blocks) she had another low. She stopped at a gas station to call my husband but he was using the vacum and didn't hear the phone. Her BS was 42 and she started to walk the rest of the way home! My husband checked the messages right after she called and ran out to get her. She is OK BS now but I must say it scared us to death! I know that I can't always be with her but today was a very scary day. We have shut her pump off for a few hours per her diabetes team and she seems to be recovering well. How do you ever get to the point where you feel comfortable not being with your kids every minute? I am very proud of her that she stopped to call home. Tomorrow I am getting her a cell phone. What A DAY!