Saturday, May 7, 2011
I'm a little annoyed. Ok, I am very annoyed!!! Everyday at school, the nurse goes up to Cale's classroom at 9:15 for his morning BG check. This is 2 hours after he gets his breakfast insulin and it is his class' snack time and 1 hour prior to PE. What timing!!!!
It is arranged in Cale's plan that he gets just a correction shot if necessary and then a small snack. Otherwise, just the small snack from his snack bag. All of these snacks are 15 grams of carbs or less. Today, he gets his BG checked. It is exactly where it should be 2 hours after breakfast. YEAH!!! However, someone brought in cupcakes for a snack. And I am not talking homemade cupcakes....I mean the ones you buy at Wal-Mart that are LOADED with frosting!! At 9:15 AM!! Seriously??? Normally, I get a call when something is brought in for snack. NOT TODAY!!! He was told to go ahead and have the cupcake....WITHOUT ANY INSULIN!!!! WTF???!!! Are you kidding me??? Even if he was hovering just above being "low", I would have given him insulin!!
So why was the nurse so concerned when she finally did call me at lunch time saying his BG was 372???!!! Did this number shock her?! Why was she befuddled by it?? DUH!!!! And to top it off, it was pizza day at school, which I hate as it is anyways, but what can a mom do? I am not going to tell him no every week on Friday. For some reason, my kids LOVE the school's pizza. Puke.....
I told her what I wanted done - please tell him to have plain milk, please have him bring the cookie home (why do they have to make the most carb laden cookies every pizza day?), yes he can have 2 pieces of pizza and please give him this much insulin. Also, please test him in 2 hours. I also calmly mentioned that he should have had a shot with the cupcake. I didn't want to go all ape $hit on the phone. It was hard to hear her as it was with her calling me from the loud lunchroom. I also wanted to calm down before talking to her. Come Tuesday, she has off on Monday, we will have a little talk. Although, they only have 20 school days left of the year (where the heck did the year go??) and then he is off to a different building with the district's head nurse taking care of him. I am getting very excited about that, the nurse part, not the he's getting older and moving up part! She takes a great interest in the kid's with diabetes. She asks about what they had for breakfast when doing BG checks and notes it to watch for trends on her own!! She also does this with lunches. Can she move in with me???