Hotel. All night hear Joe rummage luggage. In morning see D-detritus all over desk. Press Dex button: heart-dropping graph. Low/high/crash/low/high/crash. After all night Zimm-Zamm (<—took forever find link scratch this brain itch) Dexcom no number. Only crossed off martini glass.
Bigfoot not know possible Dexcom suddenly die; carry around in sundress pocket, keep watching. All morning: crossed off martini glass. Should change sensor? Maybe confused/unable read interstitial fluid after wild night. Call Dexcom tech support for advice.
Explain about crossed off martini glass symbol and we’re in a hotel, and I don’t have the instruction book with me, so I’m wondering if you’d recommend that I try a new sensor, or should I just continue to wait for the transmitter and receiver to start communicating again?
Friendly representative explain no, crossed off martini glass is never a sensor problem. If it were a sensor problem, you’d maybe see the hourglass or the question marks. Before Bigfoot emotionally available accept news, representative begin form-filling-out/confirm address for FedEx new Dexcom. (A new one?) Because your transmitter is dead.
BIGFOOT: But should I keep the sensor on for a few more hours to see if it comes back to life?
REP: Well, you could do that, but trust me, it won’t
BF: And I can call you if it does!
REP: You could call us if it comes back on, but I’m still sending you a new one. Even if it comes back on, there’s definitely something wrong with it. You wouldn’t be seeing the crossed off martini symbol you described for hours at a time if it were working properly—maybe just for a few minutes, and definitely not a bunch of times in one day
BF: So you mean it’s really over? Should I take the sensor off now? Are you sure I shouldn’t even try a new sensor?
REP: Ma’am, it’s definitely not the sensor. I’ll Fed Ex a new transmitter and receiver right away. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. This shouldn’t have happened. You have only been using it since March, and it is guaranteed to work for at least six months
Count on fingers: april(1), may(2), june(3), july(4).
Speechless. Bereft! And after all been through, impossible believe lifespan so short. Had just 4 months together. Stun. Try recover by walk memory lane. Remember when first learned settings, vibrates/chimes and meaning double blood drops. Glee of first time select “Start Sensor” when really just restart old sensor. Remember when Bubs lost Dex at school, and neighbor found in road. Remember Shark with Scoliosis shape. Remember fluorescent yellow Tallygear Flava Flav necklace, and audition different positions beside head on pillow. Remember recent sting of Dexcom rep criticize Bigfoot IV Prep wipe, and sting’s echo as Bigfoot realize Dexcom rep absolutely correct.
Through write post, begin accept loss this Dexcom. Dexcoms ephemeral like kachunker or insulin vial. Less staying power than meter case or lancing device. Could use arrival new Dex as reminder for change lancet.
Thank you, Dexcom A, for 16-17 weeks happy times.