What a week this has been! Doug won't be back until Saturday (tomorrow), think they got a bit of a late start on Tuesday and didn't get as far as they would of liked. So he should be hopefully rolling in around late morning /early afternoon. It will be sooo nice to have him back home with us. It's been a tough 6 months or so without him here. Though it has helped a lot to be back home with all of our family.
Well lets see, we are still battling off this nasty bug...but I'm hoping that the end is in sight. Jayde right now seems to be on the mend. Ryann, Jaxon and C.J. have still been having a bit of diarhea. And poor Doogie caught this bug too. I had sent him over to my in-laws hoping that if I kept him away from everyone he might miss getting this. No such luck! He started throwing up later that night, and has been having some diarhea as well. We went ahead and kept him over there though. I figured that that way he would get some one on one and hopefully get over it quicker. And I think he has been feeling a bit neglected since we found out about Ryann's diabetes and hasn't been getting as much attention as I would like to be giving him (and all of them!) So I knew he would get that over there, and I could work on getting all the rest of them healthy as well! My mom ended up getting a little of this bug too, though she just got a bit of an upset stomach and by the next day felt alot better. So far I have lucked out in not catching this, but I am exhausted! I haven't been getting much sleep with being up with the baby and having to check Ryann's blood sugar in the middle of the night to make sure it is up where it is supposed to be. So keep your fingers crossed that I don't catch this and that everyone is really on the mend this time!
So nothing super exciting going on. Ryann's blood sugar levels have been looking pretty good this week, she's had a few lows but nothing like she had that one night! The big challenge is finding the right kind of foods and getting her to eat enough to get what she needs. Right now it's been kind of just giving her whatever she will eat and it hasn't always been super healthy. So we need to get on a routine again and work on that. I know that in her case a carb is a carb, but I want her to atleast be eating some more healthier carbs! She is getting alot better at letting me check her blood and getting her insulin shots. I let her clean her fingers with an alcohol wipe and pick which one she wants me to do and than she also likes to help load the test strip and get her blood sample (with some help). Her insulin shots are still a bit more tricky, though she does do alot better staying still for me now. I find she does better if I put one of the cats next to her to hold. I think she is starting to realize that this isn't going to be stopping any time soon! She now goes around and pretends that she is poking her fingers and all of ours, her toys, the pets, etc... with this little toy (I think it used to be the top part of a spinning top). It has a button you push and a little plastic knob pops out. I don't think it will be much longer before she is testing her own blood sugar (with some supervision!)
So anyways, we are hanging in here, and just trying to get everyone healthy and get back on a routine again. We have to make some adjustments since Ryann needs to not only get her three meals a day in but also 3 snacks to keep her levels where they are supposed to be at. But I wanted to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers they have really meant alot to us. And I promise one of these days I will upload some more pictures!! :)