Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Another Moment of Scariness

                  I start to come too and my roommate is helping back into bed. He is bring me juice but I want smarties. It seems to vary per low. I am still really foggy but I know this all too well. I was low. I see the bright orange container on my bed for glucagon shot. I must have been very out of it. Normally I leave the bedroom door open slightly so she can get help but the door was closed. I am not sure what transpired but my Dexcom read LOW from 4am to 6:30am. I don't remember my Dexcom going off at all. I know I could see the look of worry from my Roommate as he helped me but he had remembered everything I taught him. I know most people tend to freak out and forget but he was really calm. I am thankful that my roommate is so nice about it all. I know some people would be like that it is too much to deal with. This morning he told me that he thought I was such an incredibly strong woman who goes through so much. It was a very nice compliment from a very nice person who has done so much in my little emergencies as they happen.

                 Duchess was right next to me with the saddest look on her face. She really hates sever lows that are scary like this. My roommate told me that Duchess was so upset when he opened the door she almost ran into him. She was all over the place when they took out the glucagon kit.  It is such a sad statement that my Dog knows what the glucagon kit is. She has seen it used at work and at home. I know she has figured out that I get better once it is given but I also know on these times she feel like a complete failure. She was trying to alert but was locked in the room. I am going to be more careful in the future about that. She from my experience will go to my roommates room and scratch on the door. I will never say she is a failure because she has kept me safe so many times.

                  I am looking back over last night and yesterday for clues. It was a normal day except for a longer ride home on the bus. We had a bad storm come through. I did not do anything different. My Dexcom shows me cruising through the night at 126 from 11 to just before 4am. Then I bottom out around 4 am. I am not sure what I could of done differently. I did not change anything but as usual. I do not have a clue as to why this happened. I know I will be thinking about it because the scarier the event the more it clings to your thoughts and memories.



  1. Sorry to hear of your scary experience. I'm so glad that you have a resilient roommate and a vigilant and comforting dog. I know you will rack your brain to figure out how this could have happened, but don't beat yourself up over it. Its not your fault.

    Best wishes to you.

  2. I feel blessed to have support during these times. I have a really bad habit of doing that but I know it is a math game and sometimes we cannot always get it right. Easy to get caught up with things and forget that it is not always predictable either.

  3. Oh my - I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through that. I bet you're wiped out. Heck, I bet you AND Duchess are wiped out.

  4. We both were tired and Duchess did sleep more the last two days. I know these events do effect Duchess but she tends to rebound back quite quickly. She was her hyper self this morning.