Friday, August 10, 2012

Our LA Trip

I was really scared to go on a trip for a wedding in La Mirada, CA last weekend. Last year on our trip to Southern CA Elyssa was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes so I was so afraid something could go wrong on this trip too. I was worried to the extent that I mapped out the nearest hospitals with P.I.C.U units by the hotel and in the town where the reception was going to take place.
Las Vegas to LA is only about a 4 hour drive and I think I held my breath almost the whole way. I wanted to rush and get there so nothing could happen on the road or in the middle of no where. It took us forever to get there which added to my stress. We past 2 accidents and I totally forgot how horrible Southern CA traffic was. I have no idea why I was freaking out so much. We keep Elyssa's BGs in a really good range majority of the time. I just have the worse luck and I couldn't handle anything else going wrong right now.
Well all that worrying was for nothing. We made it there with no problems. I even let her have an ice cream on the way because she was being such a good girl in the car just looking at the clouds, mountains & cacti. I even get bored looking at that stuff so she deserved a treat. We also treated her and took her to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She had a blast, she loves aquariums. At the wedding we got a couple 60s and 70s from all the running around she did. I didn't even bolus her for dinner or cake and we still got some lows I couldn't believe it. She played, she danced, she ran around but most importantly she had a good time.
Me on the other hand, I was a nervous wreck watching her running around, I checked her probably every 30 mins., I was tired, sweaty from CA humidity, and I really wanted a drink. Our drive back home went even smoother. We didn't catch any traffic and BGs were in the 100s. I feel sort of stupid for worrying so much about everything but I know Diabetes has a mind of it's own and can wreck havoc in a short period of time. Diabetes was good to us on this trip and I am so thankful.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Little Encouragement for Elyssa

I've been trying to encourage Elyssa to put sites on her stomach but nothing is working. She has an awesome sitter that had a great idea of practicing on her stuffed animal. Elyssa was soooo happy and proud of herself. I don't think I've ever seen her smile so big! THANK YOU TRISTA & KAILEY!