On Wednesday afternoon, Cale came home from school complaining that his head hurt. The look on his face was not "normal". I went over to him and touched his forehead...CRAP!!! He has a fever!!! I honestly thought that the "bug" that Ryan had for 5 days straight (fever and headache), over a week ago, had escaped Cale and he wasn't going to catch it. Not so much!!
Cale ended up staying home from school on Thursday and Friday. The poor guy had to miss his Valentine's Day party (gotta say, I was disappointed for him...but relieved at the same time...remember the class Halloween Party?). He was pretty miserable all of Thursday. Highlight would be that he can now swallow an ibuprofen pill and that really brought the fever down, for awhile. No more sugary filled liquid medicine!! By the time his little brother got home after school on Friday, Cale seemed pretty much back to normal, with the exception of a cough and a little congestion. But, he was all over the place! The energy had returned!!
The entire time Cale had a fever, his BG's were slightly elevated, but nothing alarming. It was 2 full days of constant BG checks and ketone checks. He couldn't understand why I had him keep checking his ketones. He is only used to them being checked when his BG is 240 or above. He wasn't over 240. BUT, at one point, he had moderate ketones. So, he got a little "sick day" lesson on all of this. The hard part is that my "little boy", at 9 years old is already 5 feet tall. Try getting that to the bathroom in the middle of the night, when his BG is over 240 and he is SOUND ASLEEP!!! Dad had to come help out with that one!
The crazy part was after the fever was gone. Cale's BG's were out of control - but no ketones! There was nothing bringing them down! I had to give more insulin than ever in a single syringe! Even now, they are still on the higher side. Inside, I am mourning the non-use of our OmniPod (DAMN ADHESIVE)!! I so wish he was able to use the pump again. I wouldn't cringe and have to hold back the tears in the middle of the night when I have to come at him in his sleep with a needle. I could adjust the basals to help out. We wouldn't have had to poke so many teeny tiny holes in his skin this weekend to try and bring down his BG's. **sigh**
Cale complains about diabetes. Who wouldn't? The really amusing part in all of this was on Saturday night. We had family movie night and watched "Grownups" (I was told it wasn't so bad for Cale to see, Ryan on the other hand....let's just say - they "out" the toothfairy!!! It got really quiet in our living room at that point, but no questions. We did play it up in the next scene when Adam Sandler was wearing a t-shirt that said U MASS. Ryan thought it was funny that he had a bad word on his shirt and we explained it was short for University of Massachusetts. He said, "Oh, I thought there was a D in the front of it!" We totally played that up to help forget about the toothfairy.).
After that movie, I had Cale test himself...he's BG was up there. So I gave him yet another shot and we actually started watching "Gone With The Wind". Cale was kinda enjoying it (he likes war...any war) and Ryan went in my room to watch iCarly and he fell asleep. During the Intermission, I asked Cale if he would mind testing himself again to see how he was doing. He looked up at me from the floor and said, "Yes, I do mind, but I will do it anyway". He stands up and I hear him mutter "This is friggin' ridiculous!". I lost it!! I couldn't stop laughing and when Pat came back in the room, I told him and he couldn't stop laughing. It is Friggin' Ridiculous!!! He hit it right on the head!!! Thankfully, he was 99!!! YES!!!!
Then, as we were waiting for the Intermission to be over, Cale asked why they do an Intermission. After we explained about old movies and how long this movie was and how they couldn't pause the movie to go to the bathroom back then, he said "But Strange Brew had on Intermission too...didn't it??". Ahhh...kids!!!