Even if poop there already, still room for pump. It gravity law. Help! My pump fell into the toilet and I can’t get it out because there’s poop in there! (I’ll get Daddy.) Moment later Daddy walk toward Bigfoot, pump on towel held in front, tubing still connected naked Bubs, three people stand stare at each other/pump in hall wonder what next.
Answer is 1) disconnect from child 2) alcohol swipes 3) wash hands 4) reconnect. EXTRA CREDIT: change tubing/moisturize.
(Also: yay Ping! <–When Blues Clues man Ping promotional video demonstrate waterproof, kiddie pool = euphemism for shit-filled toilet.)
Love VerioIQ because headlight. But lately trip over many mentions VerioIQ legendary unreliable/reads high. Sort of with tone of “everyone already knows that this is a cool- looking meter but that it doesn’t actually work.” Then notice in own life so often VIQ way higher than Dex which—while perfectly appropriate blood meter few hops ahead interstitial fluid meter yadda yadda yadda—just make Bigfoot doubt veracity whole operation.
Dex display blood drop icon; calibration: DEX 112/VIQ 150. Enter 150. Then Dex 137. But kind of want tell Dex you know VIQ is exaggerating, right? I mean, that’s part of your algorithm, right? Maybe it Bigfoot job downgrade VIQ#—especially when calibrating.
Very unwise read Amazon reviews VIQ (notice no link) because quickly devolve into person saying tight control not matter, can attest because experimental chemotherapy drugs injected into his (plural body part) (periodicity) for (famous diabetes problem not cancer).
For now, Bigfoot hope VerioIQ not any more unreliable than any other meter, because approx. 1,000 test strips in closet.
Over course of past 19? months, Bigfoot slowly convinced T1D = huge hassle but not so, so scary. Today Riding On Insulin fundraiser email arrive w. theme Jesse Alswager. First time heard name. Google show 7th grader obituary, “died from Type 1 diabetes.” What/how? More google, online discussion, other D-parents so sorry ask, but wonder why dead, what #, what ketones, what-what-what. Then this:
“There is nothing to really tell you other than the autopsy really proved nothing. He bolused insulin at 11:00 am on a morning that felt like nothing different. He said he wasn’t feeling great and wanted to stay home. I figured it was because he and I had stayed up late and watched Kindergarten Cop laughing the night before. When his dad came to pick him up he found him slumped over his bathroom sink at 3:30. No time for a coma. No warnings. No vomiting from ketones. NO NOTHING.”
Bigfoot never hear of this. Not only not hear of healthy-fun-adorable Jesse Alswager until today, but also not hear of child just die no reason/no DKA/no hypo. Cardiac arrhythmia like ____ in bed or other thing or what? So so so so sad. Also so curious. Jesse Alswager’s mom JDRF activist/ROI Director of Development w. blog here.
Maybe nobody mention Mystery Deaths because nothing to do except feel terrible which proven 100% ineffective against death. Also maybe because anybody D or no-D could die Mystery Death, impossible prove T1D as cause? But. Oh. Jesse.