Monday, March 1, 2010

A Vacation from D

Logan is going to take a vacation from D. I'm taking back control over all things diabetic. I will be checking Logan's bg and recording his numbers for at least the rest of this week. He'll continue to use his pump but I will be responsible for it instead of him.

We had another meltdown tonight when I realized that Logan is lying to us about his numbers. He's not checking his blood as often as he should and when he eats, he's not taking the correct amount of insulin. With a pump, this is actually probably harder than just taking care of himself but it's the way it is. I think the poor kid is just overwhelmed. He's being very hard on himself for all the lies and the damage he's doing to his little body.

I've made arrangements to have my next door neighbor (my mom ;) ) check Logan's blood at lunchtime since I'm working but I'll take over when he's at home. No more of him worrying about numbers and no more lies! I'm taking over.

This is not a punishment...this is my last ditch effort to care for Logan the way he needs before I take the pump away and go back to injections. He doesn't want to go back and neither do I but I want him to be as healthy as possible and if we can't get the pump to work in our favor, we'll go back to the way it was when his A1c was 6.1 even though that means 4-6 injections a day not to mention the many finger pricks.

I can't imagine how hard it is for these kids. As a parent, it's hard to watch your child have to deal with D daily but as a child - especially one that remembers a time before dx when there were no injections, no insulin and they didn't know or even care what a pancreas is...a time of innocence and health without all the effort. I'm going to try to give a bit of this "before D" time back to Logan.


  1. I think this is a great idea. Feeling the brake as a vacation and not a punishment will help alot!

  2. WOW! I bet it has been an emotional night for you. I do think this is a great idea! I wish you all the best of luck! This is a journey he needs to remember he isn't alone on. And neither are you! Please please please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

  3. WOW...great post. I too like that you are calling it a "vacation"...I think it will help put a positive spin on things.

    It is helpful to get a glimpse into what my life will most likely be like in a few years.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. You're awesome, my friend. I know you and Logan will do great with this vacation. It'll give you the peace of mind of knowing what his numbers are and that all of his boluses are making it into the'll give him a break.

    We're here for you...cheering you on! Keep us posted!!!!

  5. I hope his "D" vacation helps! I also cannot imagine what our kids go through with all of this.

    Can't wait for an update!