Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thank God for Roses

Today we had plans to see a movie with the Roses, you know, Wendy from Candy Hearts.

I had a work event and had Wendy come join us to help me with the kids. I ended up not having to "work" the event, but we still got to go and enjoy Kung Fu Panda II.

For some reason, when Wendy and I get the kids together SOMETHING always happens. And it usually involves my kids.

Remember the Playdate at the Mall from last year?

There was also the time when I went with Wendy and Heidi to the Children's Museum and we lost The Superhero and The Princess a couple of times EACH. One of those times The Princess was down the hall in a completely different room, doing art, like a big girl, and all by herself. Both Wendy, Heidi, and their kids were life savers at the museum helping me find my wandering children.

Then there was the time we were at a Diabetes potluck with several friends (Wendy and Heidi included, along with several others) and I lost The Superhero. There was a Relay for Life going on at the same time and he thought some other kids were headed over to the splash area, which was near the Relay and LOTS of people. Wendy found him down the sidewalk. He came back and I tested him, he was low. As much as I don't want to lose a kid, I really don't want to lose a Diabetic kid who is low. Not a good situation. Thank God Wendy helped find him and bring him back.

Well, today was no different.Never a dull moment when out and about with The Ripley kids.

We all went and enjoyed our movie. Only a few minor issues as my kids fought over which of Wendy's girls they were going to sit next to. They seriously LOVE her kids.

On the way out of the movie The Superhero and The Princess were "playing" with the Dippin' Dots machine. I grabbed one of The Princess' hands and got her to leave the machine. She started crying, I thought her hand just got stuck and "hurt" in the machine. I kissed her hand and thought all would be better. Then Sugar (Wendy's D kiddo) said she thought she saw red on The Princess' fingers. I put her down and took a closer look. Sure enough, she sliced 2 of her fingers. I have NEVER needed bandaids before when out and about, so I didn't have any. Thank God for Wendy again, for having bandaids in her purse. We bandaged up The Princess' fingers and moved on.

We went to McDonald's for lunch with all the kids. The kids went to play while Wendy and I ordered. The Superhero was 77 prior to playing and I gave him a juice before letting him run off. When I came back with the food a few minutes later, I called the kids over. The Princess came right down and started eating. I heard The Superhero saying he was scared. I looked and he was up HIGH in the play structure. I don't know why he does this to himself because he HATES heights and he hates seeing through the "floor". He was NOT coming down. And I feared a low, since he was 77 and I was not sure he was coming up yet.

We ended up sending Sugar in with his meter to check his blood sugar. We wait, she was checking, when we called up to see what his number was....ERROR 5! You have got to be kidding me! Of all the times to get a darn Error 5! Seriously?!

Before I knew it, Wendy was climbing up the play structure to get The Superhero to come down. And once he was down, and Sugar was down, I found out she did a second check and he was 98. Thank God he wasn't low. Thank God for Sugar testing him. And Thank God for Wendy climbing in and "saving" him! Thank you God, for The Roses.

After that, there was NO more climbing high up. Just lots of running around and enjoying time with friends.

And to end our day, we went to The Superhero's Endo appointment. He has gained 2 pounds, grown 1 inch, and his A1C went from 7.3 to 7.6 this time around. With the crazy highs lately and his current sinus infection, I'll take it!

*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.*


Stephanie said...

Aw, that is SUPER CUTE that Sugar went up and checked his blood sugar! I love that. :)

Anonymous said...

Even with all the misadventures, still sounds like a really fun time. How nice to be able to get together like that...Roselady

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

What an adventure!
I remember climbing into a play structure to go after Bean...not fun!

Wendy said...


Always fun to hang out with your fam :)

Sugar was honored to have been trusted and proud to have been able to help!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Error 5???!!! Of all the times!!!

We are so lucky to be able to call the Roses our friends in real life!!! Likewise the Roses and us, we're lucky to call YOU our friends in real life!!! :)

Reyna said...

You guys and JOE would not mix!!! Can you imagine all the "action" and "drama"! OY. So glad to hear about you guys getting together and ... Wendy sounds just like I would imagine... AWESOME! xo

Tracy1918 said...

I'm so behind on blogging, but I wanted to pop over and say hi!

What an adventure! Glad the Roses were there. : )

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