Monday, February 1, 2010

And the worst D mom award goes to?? (opening envelope) ME!!

Yep I'm the worst! Ive won it! Avery has had this disease for almost 9 months now, I should know better! What was I thinking?? What was I doing?? Double check Wendy. ALWAYS double check. Let me explain.. It was about 4:00 pm and Avery asked if he could have a treat. Avery is a really great eater most of the time so when he asks for treats sometimes I really don't mind giving in. He wanted Hershey kisses. I check his BG, 124. Hershey kisses it is! I put his checker down, pick up his little brother and walk to bathroom really fast to turn my curling iron off. I get a phone call from a friend and start talking to her for a minute. Meanwhile my patient little Avery is following me around wanting his kisses. I get off the phone. "Mom! I need to pee!" I take Avery potty and then as soon as hes done "Can I have my kisses now?" Sure buddy I'm so sorry Ive been taking so long! I walk upstairs and grab the kisses from the fridge. He helps me count out 9 then he starts scarfing down. 9 kisses are 24 carbs. Am I missing something from this pretty detailed story?? Oh that's right, I forgot to pick up his checker and give him his insulin for the kisses WTH??

Fast forward this story to almost 2 hours later.. I'm sitting with Landon on my lap and I'm talking to my mom. Avery is downstairs watching TV. I look over at the table and I see the Hershey wrappers and my stomach drops. Did I give him his insulin? I counted out the kisses and looked at the carb count, but did I actually give him his insulin?? I run downstairs and check his little finger. Hes a whopping 398!! Oh hell! 398? Coming down maybe from who knows what number! I freak out, yell at myself and then correct him. Sad to say I have been chasing his high ever since! Its down to the high 200's now but its taken a bit.

I would like to thank my stupid distracted mind for this award. I couldn't have done it without you! I would also like to thank my lack of double checking and my hurried sense of attitude that has brought me to this point today.

Sorry Avery.. Mommy will "try" to never EVER do that again!


Joanne said...

Hi Wendy, I'm Joanne... mom to Elise who is 2, dx with t1 at 12 months. I haven't been blogging as much lately due to an illness, but you can find me at:

Looking forward to reading more of your blog and learning about your family!

Hallie said...

Oh- I've done that before. Makes you feel about an inch tall, doesn't it?

Hi Wendy! I'm Hallie and I have a t1 Avery, too! And get this- her middle name is Kendall! She is also 3 and was dx'd on April 27th, 2009. My blog is window to my world and you can find me at

I look forward to meeting you!!

Tracy said...

Definitely NOT the worst D mom award, otherwise I think we ALL would get one! We have ALL made a mistake at one time or another.

Don't beat yourself up about it!

Lora said...

You absolutely can not take my award!!!lol
I've sent Justin off to school without giving him his insulin (I am ashamed). That was after he had around 50 some carbs for breakfast. (ooops!)
As someone once told me.. your gonna have to do a whole lot worse than that to win this award :)

Amy said...

Been there...done THAT! I feel like crap! But he's okay....he survived....:) Shortly after Jada was diagnosed I let her eat a donut for breakfast and forgot the insulin...I remembered at lunch when the meter read "HI". Nice...I know. :)

Rachel said...

I think that we can all say that we have done that. I remember writing a post where I was blasting myself for pretty much the same thing.

It sucks but you know what, you made a mistake! You are human. Don't beat yourself up over it. It happens. :)

phonelady said...

worst d mom ever ? not hardly we have all been there and done it . me I used to forget the juice and certain foods who does that ? me !! It will pass it is the guilt thing . we all have been there . take care dear .

Wendy said...'re up against me for the worst D-Mom award -- and I have too many moments to list. We'll let the academy decide ;)

In the meantime, enjoy your walk on the red carpet - keep smiling - and have a chocolate kiss for me!

Shannon said...

Try doing that with A MILK SHAKE!!!!! Yea I think I won that award a long time ago. Brooklyn almost ended up in the ER that night because her tester kept giving the HIGH error (above 600) It was HORRIBLE!

But it happens to everyone so don't beat yourself up! :)

Melissa's Thoughts said...

We have all done that I'm sure. And if someone tells you they haven't they will or have and won't admit it. I forgot my sons lantus shot one time (normally give at 9:00) and around 11:00 I went to the kitchen and saw the syring on the table drawn up and waiting to be injected. Holy Cow.

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

Just think of all the times we get it right. Your batting average is pretty darn good. Don't be hard on yourself.

We've forgotten to give doses a couple of time. Or worse, we once forgot the Lantus when we were on injections. Yep, took a little bit to overcome that one.

One of our worsts was forgetting to put her insulin pen in her lunchbox. I was out to lunch, had walked to the restaurant. Had to leave my lunch sitting there, walk all the way back to work. Drive home and then to the school. And I'll even blame it on my hubs because he did the breakfast injection.

Or here's a bad one: I was at school training the staff before she started kindergarten. I had put the extra meter in her supply kit. When I went to show them how to do a bg lancet! I was so embarrassed!

Jennifer said...

I am late chiming in here but I know I have done this many times. I have even done the same as Lora and sent Jada to school without is never fun. But we learn from it and move on. I think none of us get this award. We all do the best we can. We all have a lot to remember to do.

Meri said...

Wendy...if this gets you an award, than I must be in the Worst D Mom Hall of Fame! Things like this, we need to correct and move on. They will eat us alive if we let the guilt stay with us.


Shamae said...

Oh hun been there, done that! In fact last week I forgot to change syd's site. In my head it just never clicked until her sugar jumped into the 400s and it dawned on me. So see you aren't alone. :)

Reyna said...

Hi Wendy!

HaHa...looks like we are all tied for the "Worst D Mom Award"...NOT. I wrote something about beating myself up a little less...might have been a post about lows...not sure, but either way...this disease is the most high maintenance, drags on and on 24/7, requires the endurance that an ultra marathon would and the rest of the mom's are amazing...this is a tough road and we are definitely living a life less ordinary. (((HUGS))) to you all.

Jessica said...

Well I was waiting for someone to get burned with the curling iron. Definitely not the worst!