Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lane Michael's New Independence...

This morning, I got up, took a shower and went to wake the boys to get them ready for school...just like every morning...except Lane wasn't in his bed...he wasn't in his bed fact I couldn't find him at all...he wasn't in the basement, or the living room, he wasn't out front on his bike...he was gone. I searched the house and was getting ready to call the police when I noticed his book bag was gone too. I ran outside, looked down the street...and there he sat, at the bus stop, waiting for the bus. Phew, He had gotten himself dressed and to the bus stop with his book bag and diabetes bag...I was so scared and it was so funny that I couldn't bring myself to punish him. We'll talk about it tonight before I leave for Columbus.

Then at 9:35 the school called...Lane's sugar was 318 and he has ketones...lots of them. They're the darkest possible...for those who aren't familiar with ketones, it's when the body has too much sugar and has to dump some of it comes out through the urine, if it gets too bad, he could end up in keto-acidosis (DKA) It's very dangerous and we can't take any risks...the school didn't know what to do with/for him, so they called me and sent him home. His sugar has been running high lately but this is out of hand. I called the doc but he's booked up all afternoon, but Ethan had an appointment at 3:30 so I cancelled Ethan's appointment and put Lane in there. So Lane has an appt to see if we can't figure out what's going on!


Sarah said...

What a cutie! I bet it scared you to death, but how funny is it. He is just so independent. lol
Good luck with the appointment. You will have to let me know what ya find out! It is always something, huh?