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Oops - accidentally checked wrong child!

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by aslan1994, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. aslan1994

    aslan1994 Approved members

    Apr 2, 2011
    I just came upstairs to my bedroom and discovered one of my daughters had snuck into our bed and was sleeping peacefully under all the covers on my husband's side of the bed (he's still downstairs watching the news). I decided just to leave her there for now-it would make her bg check all the easier not having to go down the hall into her own room. I got the meter out, grabbed her little pinky, and pricked her. Not until after reading the result - 108 - did I take a closer look at my child. It wasn't Ella! But rather her 3 1/2 yr old sister! :eek: I should have known that Ella never has a number that low at bedtime. Not sure if it is the fact that I am so tired, or that my contacts are out, or that the girls just look that much alike.... I feel like the biggest goof - I know Ella will get a laugh out of it in the morning. At least poor little Lily didn't even flinch, much less wake up!
    PS - 108 is normal, right?
  2. caspi

    caspi Approved members

    Oct 11, 2006
    LOL, I can't help but chuckle! I think we've all been prone to this at one point or another. And yes, 108 is perfectly normal! :)
  3. Janimal

    Janimal Approved members

    Sep 13, 2008
    Good thing you didn't wake her up and try to feed her juice.:)
  4. helinut

    helinut Approved members

    Jan 30, 2012
    Just did this two nights ago. Thought the wife said ds moved to the floor in a sleeping bag. Went to check him late at night. Wondered why he pulled his hand away so fast after the prick. Whoopsy! It was the older son and he's a bit stronger than his brother. :)
  5. 3kidlets

    3kidlets Approved members

    Aug 3, 2010
    I've never checked the wrong child but have tried to give insulin with the PDM to the wrong child. Several times I have tried to bolus my younger (Non D) son. I hold the PDM up to where the POD would be on my daughter and then figure out it is the wrong child when nothing is happening. Both times he just says "wrong kid". :D
  6. MamaLibby

    MamaLibby Approved members

    Oct 30, 2011
    I just did this last night LOL. The girls switched bunks on me...They don't look the LEAST bit alike (5 years apart and different races), but in my defense, it was dark, I was exhausted and I just knew I needed to prick a finger on the top bunk and go back to bed. :p

    PAULEEN Approved members

    Apr 15, 2008
    Lol! I did that to a child that wasn't even mine! My son had a friend sleep over and I checked the friend instead:rolleyes: it was a beautiful 124 the best part is the friend never knew but my son was awake and told me as I left the room....mom wrong kid oops :p

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