“If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”

As much as Sunday and Monday were blog worthy, Tuesday was WILD.

For some context, Gannon has been having some weird/wild blood sugars. He’s been super thirsty lately and I thought “Huh, I wonder if he has high blood sugar!” So I checked his blood sugar on Sunday night and it was 224. Which is super high. I was instantly very concerned, mom tried to chill me out, I texted some of my ER nurse friends and decided I’d just wait and message our doctor in the morning. Later that night, he was 184 which is again, really high for a little tot.

Monday we woke up and I checked it throughout the day. It was considered high all day, up to 164 and back up to 200 at bedtime. Our doctor ordered some blood work and we got an appointment for Tuesday.

So, woke up, got Carver on the school bus. Gannon was hungry for breakfast and I thought, “Well, hey, they are going to check his blood sugar then I’ll let him eat what he wants.” He had PB&J, a leftover piece of pizza and a glass of milk.Then we dashed off to get Gannon’s blood drawn before his appointment. I dropped off some donations at the thrift store, I got my glasses fixed, and we were out of town.

My phone dinged with Gannon’s blood test results as I got home – his blood sugar was 57!!! After all that food, his blood sugar was very low! What the heck? His hemoglobin a1c (measures average blood sugar over the past 3 months) was normal.

As soon as I had the results in my hand, my phone rang – the school nurse. Carver had thrown up at school and needed to be picked up. Poor guy! He was totally normal at home (aside from that darn tooth ache that had him in tears again last night!) We picked him up, complained about a sore throat and boy did his tonsils look nasty!

Gannon had an appointment to go over his blood work and they fit Carver in too. The boys were AWFUL at the appointment – loud, naughty, climbing on everything.

Carver has tonsilitis (again) that hasn’t cleared up since he was seen in late December – another round of antibiotics for him. His ear infection has cleared which is good.

Gannon – we aren’t so sure about. It’s pretty weird to have that high of sugars. Then it’s really weird that it got so low after breakfast this morning. The most important thing, he is asymptomatic. If he was sick and vomiting and had a high blood sugar, we would take him to the ER. If his sugar was low and he was shaky we would be much more concerned but he’s just plain old Gan. We will continue to monitor and track and meet again if things change before his well child check in February. Craig and I are totally cool with this plan.

I got back out to the car after wrangling the kids in the office, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror – I have no idea how long this sticker was stuck to my hat like that. Probably the entire time I was in the office. Oh well.

Then, because the boys were so naughty, I went to our FAVORITE ice cream place and got ice cream for myself and ate it right in front of the boys. I wasn’t naughty at the doctor. I was quiet and polite and did not climb on the exam table and jump off of it. I didn’t interrupt the doctor. I kept my mask on the whole time. Therefore, I got ice cream. The boys did NOT!

After we got Carver’s meds and my grocery pickup order, we were home and I’m here now writing this post. Tomorrow I’ll upload and restock my Etsy shop (yes, with sweatshirts! I know some of you are waiting) but that’s plenty of action for today.

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6 Comments

  1. Anne Simonot
    January 12, 2022 / 5:18 am

    OMG the part about the ice cream made me laugh out loud!

  2. Carolyn Sullivan
    January 12, 2022 / 12:14 pm

    We nurses can be paranoid. Most parents wouldn’t think to check their childs Blood sugar. Or have the equipment too. great tag on your cap though!

  3. Kim J LeMere
    January 12, 2022 / 3:13 pm

    Okay, the hat made me laugh out loud, sorry. Your day sounded pretty hectic and busy so I’m glad you treated yourself to some ice cream. Interesting about Gannon blood sugar, hopefully no more issues until his regular appt in February.

  4. January 12, 2022 / 5:02 pm

    You did a good job with the boys. I bet the ice cream tasted good. That was a good lesson for the boys. I bet they will be good next time LOL

  5. January 12, 2022 / 9:44 pm

    Love how you got ice cream for being good! Great job Momma – you deserved it! It will be interesting to see how they behave at the next appointment. I wonder with Carvers tooth pain – could it be like your hubbys?

  6. Sheliah Kline
    January 13, 2022 / 6:00 pm

    Yes! Glad to read about ice cream!

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