Monday, March 21, 2011

Another New Experience

Well last Saturday night we had another new experience. The Stomach Bug. New, you might ask? Sure, we have had plenty of stomach viruses come through our family..but this is the first since the big "D".

Holy Large Keytones and low blood sugars! A  16 or so hour stay and lots of fluids and Zofran and glucose drips and on the way home we go! That was an experience  I hope we don't have again for a while.

We have an Endo appt in the morning, so hopefully I'll have a good update to give soon!

Our walk is also in 2 weeks and we still havent met our personal goals for fundraising, but we are excited about the experience!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why Hello Again Blogger Friends!

I've been terribly slack once again!

We have been one busy little bunch. In the process of house hunting, hubby got sent to twelve hour shifts, gearing up for our Diabetes walk in April and all kinds of other stuff!

We have been on a rollercoaster ride with Bryson's numbers. Had some super high ones a week or two ago..even up into the 400's, and so we changed his carb ratios and now he's going low alot. UGH! We were at 25, now we are at 20.

I've also been fighting tooth and nail with the insurance company. They dont want to pay for test strips anymore. This is such a pain in the butt! So we have had to go to a med supply company and wound up having to order a new meter and strips since they dont want to allow us Freestyle at a reasonable pricerange. The others are still super expensive, but a little more feasible.

I also wanted to share a picture of Bryson in the shirts we had designed for the JDRF walk for a cure.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's been awhile!

We have had so much going on, and I just havent had a chance to blog. We had a week without school, due to snow and its just been crazy! We had our first ever Saturday school & we have to go tomorrow as well.

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures from the past few weeks:

Bryson looks pretty happy with his IPOD touch, but he was more excited over some new flavors of Glucose Tabs! How funny!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Brave Boy Brag

Last night at bedtime check and Lantus time, Bryson decides he wants to give him own shot. He has drew up the insulin before and wanted to, and tried but hasnt quite made it there. I understand completely.It has to be hard to try to give yourself a shot. His endo also said until age 10, they arent developmentally there to do it.

Well last night he proved us all. He gave himself his Lantus in his leg. And was thrilled to death with himself. As were we. He conquered something he wanted to do so badly.

At breakfast this morning, he did it again.

He is so proud of himself, and that makes me so happy for him. I dont expect him to do it, but I'm proud he pushed himself past his fear! Good Job Bryson!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Doctor's Appt.

We went back to the endo today. We just love Dr.Artz! She thought everything looked really good, and that we are still in the honeymoon phase probably. She also told us that come March, when we go back, to be ready to discuss PUMPS!

Yay! We told her we had it narrowed down pretty much. Unless insurance costs change it majorly, we will be picking the Medtronic!

We also had blood drawn and now have new A1C results. Of course, the honeymoon phase could have something to do with this...but I'll take it...we had 11.3 when they admitted Bryson in the hospital in September, but today....

7.2!!!!!  Yes, a 7.2!! That's really good! I wish I was naive enough to think it would stay there, but I'm just glad we were able to get it that good on the first try!

We also added another nighttime check, at midnight and 3 am. Just till we get a better idea of what his numbers are through the night. He is still having frequent bathroom trips during the night and we are pondering what it may be. So, I get another alarm to set for a while.  As much as I love my sleep, I really dont mind the checks. It makes me sleep a little better.

Monday, November 29, 2010

JDRF walks

So I'm looking into getting our walking team ready, and well...I have no clue where to start! I'm trying to come up with a cute team name and all that fun stuff. How do you decide on how much money to raise?

I just have no clue where to start, so if you have any advice please help!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Another Angel got her wings. I posted the other day that I was thankful that Josh's grandmother was able to be here for another Thanksgiving. Well, she passed away Thanksgiving morning. She went peacefully in her sleep and its a blessing to know that she has no more pain and suffering. We will miss her so very much but have comfort knowing she is in a much better place.

We love you and miss you Mamaw!