Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Birthday Party With Two Views

Yesterday we attended my nephew's 7th birthday party at a local pizza place. After it was over and we were back home I started thinking about how the whole evening must have looked so much different from everyone else's point of view. So of course, I decided to blog it.

My perception of the view from the outside (in this case, my Sister In Law, Mother In Law, and Father In Law)...

"This party was supposed to start at 5:30pm. I wonder where Rod and Tracy are. It is almost 6 and they are not here yet."

"I am so glad we found a cake with the carb count on the package for The Superhero"

"Didn't she already check his blood sugar?"

"He's high? How high? Why is he so high? They must not be doing a great job with managing his disease"

"He's still high? What?"

"Oh, yes, we can do the cake now that The Superhero is "crashing" as you say, but let me fill up the drinks first and let me get the candle off the floor and all these other things that probably could have waited, but I want to do before we cut the cake"

"Why are you 'guessing' the carbs, the count is on the package, I don't get it"

"You are checking him, again?"

"Thank goodness this is over! I am so tired and can't wait to get some sleep tonight!"

And the party from MY view...

"Ah crap, HIGH, where did this come from?! We better do a site change before we leave to rule that out. Especially since we are having PIZZA and CAKE."

"We are going to be late, darn site change!"

"We made it! Time for another BG check. STILL high?! Over 400, this stinks. We have to get him down before he can eat that pizza and cake!"

"Pizza time...BG still over 400...bolus for the pizza and BG and move on."

"Time for another BG check...195 with how much on board? Ah crap! Time for cake"

"I better round everyone up to get some cake in this kid!"

"What is taking them SO long to get over here, he needs something NOW"

"Ugh, 54 carbs per serving, let's give him less than 1 piece of cake, that is A LOT of carbs. I will guess THAT piece is about 35ish carbs, I will let him have it free"

"BG check before we leave...hitting 200's again...climbing the WHOLE way home"

"Looks like another night of NO sleep in our house. Love going to parties filled with cake and pizza"

Thank goodness we survived another birthday party with a HIGH starting BG. So not fun!

Glad my kids (D kid included) could have their cake and eat it too!

Definitely some YUMMY cake!

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Dysphagia. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Wendy said...

This was awesome, Tracy! Sorry about the HIGH. We've been there 1 too many times over the past few weeks :(

I love the pictures.......NOW I WANT CAKE!

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

The face and licking of the plate are priceless!

So true how people can misunderstand and just not get it. Way to kick that high's butt...sorry it didn't cooperate and stay gone!!

hosting said...

This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa).
You definitely put a new spin on a subject that's been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

busymom said...

Holy Cow, birthdays are SO Hard, but our kids know about them, so we can't "skip" them!! I know some people just don't get it, and maybe I hope they never will, cause it means they'll never have to deal with diabetes.
Way to let him eat Cake! : )

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