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Friday, October 12, 2007
Gracie's most recent blood sugar was 240. I know I've been worried before. This time it feels different. It might be nothing. It might go down just like every other time.
I'm just worried because at 3:30pm she was 169, then at 5pm she was 194, and now at 8 she is 240.
It is hard to not notice that those bloodsugars are not trending down in any sense of the word down. In fact, they are trending most certainly up.
So I asked for pee in a hat, and what do I get? No pee. she just went pee downstairs.
It is hard not to cry a little, even if the tears are inward. The disappointment is just as raw.
Hopefully things resolve without that Novolog in the next few hours.
I'm not sure when Novolog in respect to Gracie became equivalent to devil/badnastyshit. But it has. I just don't want her to have what I have. How long can I pretend that she doesn't?
As long as I don't have to carb-count her meals.