Monthly Archives: July 2011

Zen and the Art of Site Changes

It is not the most auspicious day for a site change according to numerology.  Just kidding.  I don’t know anything about numerology.  I don’t even know what day it is.  I actually had to be reminded of the year when I saw a sign … Continue reading

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This is how you raise a child.

Yeah, that’s a dog kennel.  We spent the last week visiting friends in Oregon and Washington.  The dog kennel moment was one of the more relaxing ones.  It was a bit tricky to pack for a week away from his stockpile … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary?

This picture was taken about a year ago.  It was the first night in his bed after 5 hellacious days in the hospital.   It was also the first time he slept through the night.  Ever.  Not that I got to enjoy it.  … Continue reading

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Back to Basics- The Rule of 15

The guideline is simple: If a diabetic has a low blood sugar, 70 mg/dL or below, give 15 g of fast-acting carbohydrates, wait 15 minutes, and retest.   Repeat if necessary.  Now, let’s talk about what that means to a bottle-fed … Continue reading

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Enjoy it while you can, kid.

Day after sick day.  Though he stopped throwing up at bedtime and went to bed with ok blood sugars and ok ketones, he had super high ketones by the middle of the night.  Not surprising given his sickness, dehydration, and … Continue reading

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Ice cream dinner ruined by stomach flu!

We were in the tail end of heat wave today and were trying to escape the inferno that is my apartment.   Plus the boy had the beginnings of a cold, and why make him suffer more? The plan was to walk … Continue reading

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Checking his baby’s blood sugar

It may look like Winnie the Pooh to you, but it’s “Baby,” and he got his blood sugar checked first thing this morning too.  “Baby” is also trying to transition out of diapers!

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