Monthly Archives: January 2017

Nightmare Series – The Glitter Flies

Autumn has been having some pretty vivid nightmares. The kind that wake her up hysterically crying, gasping for air.
Because they have been so traumatizing for her, I suggested she draw them out. It provides her with an outlet to process the experience as well as the emotions the nightmare caused.
She jumped at the idea and it has helped, tremendously.


Glitter Flies by Autumn.

Glitter Flies Nightmare.
Narrated by Autumn.

There were 3 Glitter Flies and they came out of portals.

Three robots (in size order) came down and sucked the Glitter Flies’ bones out.

The Glitter Flies then floated in the swamp. Dead. Without their bones.

Glitter Flies by Autumn. With labeling.

January Endocrinologist Appointment

Previously, Aidan was on a sliding scale. He was to eat 55-65 grams of carbohydrates at every meal.
Blood glucose levels…
< 150 = 1 unit of insulin
151-250 = 2 units
251-300 = 3 units
> 351 = 4 units
The doctor was doing the correction for us in the event of an elevated glucose level.

January’s appointment brought us much happiness and so much more freedom with the okay from the doctor to start a insulin to carb ratio plan aka the boy can eat whatever he wants (within reason). We just need to subtract his Target Blood Glucose Level (150) from his actual BG and then divide that by 100. Unless he is within the normal range. Then we just give 1 unit per 60 g of carbs.
It’s VERY exciting!!!!! If not JUST as exciting as carb counting and food weighing, then  most definitely MORE.

 

AND if an insulin to carb ratio plan wasn’t enough, Aidan is making some bank for participating in a clinical research project.
He initially said no, but then changed is tune when he heard $20-. We made sure to discuss how $20- is awesome, but contributing to help find anything that will lead to a cure is just as awesome.

Turning lemons into lemonade…If you’re going to have diabetes, might as well get paid for it.

Happenings

There has been quite a bit going on with the Dragons and Peanut. I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed. Sob sessions have gone from rarely happening to happening often. So much so that posting it all on Facebook feels bleh… I try to keep my Facebook real. I post the big stuff and tid bits of the little stuff (mostly in pictures), but have found myself not wanting to inundate people with everything, both good and bad.
But thanks to my darling hub, I have an outlet…one I feel free to unleash it all. I am so happy and grateful to have Dragons & Peanuts back! Thank you Hubs.

 

I plan to devote at least an hour during the week to this (I’m not quite sure what word to use…processing, writing, blogging, venting, etc…so “this” it is). Happenings for the Lovies will be posted here and those having to do with my journey to redefining myself will be on here.

Stuff to come…
– Autumn’s Nightmare Series
– Diabetes happenings (home, school, appointments)
– Upcoming evaluations for Lincoln
– and just random happenings in daily life (hopefully mostly funny)

 

♥ to you all,
K