(Day 3 of NaBloPoMo)
We often have problems with The Superhero and his breakfast.
This is one meal we HAVE to pre-bolus for or he SPIKES.
And the amount of time I need to pre-bolus him depends on what he decides he wants to eat. Cereal takes a LONG pre-bolus, 20-30 minutes ahead for the whole thing. But something like toast or a bagel, might only need 10 minutes for a part of the food.
So, I always ask The Superhero what he wants to eat. We go through his choices and he picks, or is persuaded to just pick SOMETHING.
Then, if I am lucky, he will actually eat what he asked for 20-30 minutes prior. But, on days he changes his mind, it is a whole different story! I have begged, pleaded with, and bargained to get him to eat the breakfast HE chose so we don't have a DROP in BG, or a LOW.
Well, before The Superhero started preschool this was not a huge issue. He was home with me and I could make sure the lows were caught should he choose not to eat.
Now that he is in school, Ugh!
One day last week he did not eat more than a grape or two for breakfast, and I sent him to school.
He DROPPED at school (might have a basal issue, but eating breakfast would have prevented this low). He was 50 something. Awesome Nurse S. dealt with it just fine and moved on.
When I picked him up from school that day, his teacher, #1 told me I should NOT bring him to school if he has not eaten breakfast. They did not like him going that low. This was the same teacher that told me it might be a "problem" to take him to the nurse every day.
So I said I would do my best to make him eat his breakfast each day. I know where she was coming from, but seriously, she needs to think about her wording and her tone when saying things to this parent on the edge.
Anyway, I KNOW we would not have had a BG issue had he eaten his breakfast. I just have a HARD time holding him back from ANYTHING because of Diabetes. I mean, if it were The Princess that chose not to eat her breakfast, I would send her to school anyway.
But, I can't do that with him. If I could just not pre-bolus, I could deal with it. But since I do pre-bolus at least part of his breakfast, he HAS to eat. I end up forcing him to eat SOMETHING.
Rod and I have decided that he HAS to eat, or NO SCHOOL that day. I am not battling, begging, bartering, ANY MORE!
As much as I hate holding him back because of D, I am going to hold strong on this and make sure The Superhero understands I WILL make him STAY home if he does not eat.
(Update since I wrote this post Wednesday...Today, Thursday, I told The Superhero I was making french toast for breakfast and if he did not eat, he would not go to school. I did not give him ANY choices. I just told him what I was making. Period. And, it WORKED today! I hope it continues to improve, because this is just too stressful!)
Maybe when he is older we won't have these issues? I can hope, right?
For you D Moms and Dads out there, how do you handle meal issues?
With him only being 3 I have a hard time telling him "If you don't eat this, then you have to make up the carbs with milk, etc"
Any insight to what you all do, would be great!