Today visit private beach Little Compton. Friend borrow other friend’s key card, get past gatehouse, wave to guard, RR X-ing bar go up, drive down shady lane 10 MPH, arrive beautiful beach. Made it.
394. <—it mg/dL.
Mother/son look each other eye, agog. Sift brain/gather facts: 1. he was fine before we left home; 2. the insulin is fresh; 3. therefore the problem is the site; 4. this is why we always carry spare kachunkers; 5. but i really don’t want to get out the giant lobster claw needle right here on the beach in front of our friends; 6. just get it over with, it’s not a big deal, they’ll look away. Say, “I think I’m going to have to change that site. It must not be working.” Bubs say, “No! I don’t want you to do it here.” Say, “I don’t want to either but we have to. This is why we carry extra kachunkers. Come on, I can just plop it right on and then we’ll be done.” Rummage in bag for kachunker. Before drone more salient fact, Bubs swimsuit reveal quarter moon. Kachunk. Old set out: cannula bloody. Proof.
Administer correction. Rather large. Swimming. Pump off. Place in cooler as per Kerri video. Swim swim swim, boogie board, etc. Back on towel, clip back in (note: Little Compton sand not clog site like Middletown sand), Bigfoot eager test, make sure BG lower. Grab meter from beach bag. Insert test strip. New message. Not sure exact wording message, something like NO FUNCTION AT THIS TEMPERATURE. ARE WE IN HELL? REFER TO USER MANUAL. Feel tiny fist punch throat. What now?
Sift brain/gather facts: 1. I guess I should have put the meter in the cooler with the pump; 2. this is why we carry a spare meter; 3. the spare meter is deeper down in the beach bag, near the water bottles which still feel somewhat cool. Say hello old friend Pink Ultra Mini. 300.
Eat yogurt + Utz Cheese Curls 100 calorie pack. Bolus. Gather rocks. Make dark gray + light gray eyeshadows by banging rocks with friends. Swim. Test. 84.
Huge relief. Happy prepared, even though forgot spare insulin vial + not sharp enough know store meter in cooler. Prepared enough. No problem.
Cheese + pretzel snack. Pack up. Drive home. Discuss Monty Python films. Everyone agree “flesh wound” part best. Arrive home. Bigfoot Spouse pull in same time. Bigfoot so cool, not blurt out all medical equipment excitement first sight.