She's got a sore throat, headache, fever. Normal illness for a school-aged child, right? These things go around all the time.
Then you throw D into the mix.
We are constantly monitoring blood sugars, trying to bring down high blood sugars while still keeping carbs in her system. Rosie tends to go sky-high about a day before she actually shows symptoms of illness.... I should have known yesterday that we'd be up all night!
We're checking for ketones, praying to just see that tan color and nothing worse. Trying to keep her hydrated. Making sure we have enough keto strips in the house.
We have to double-check any over-the-counter medicines to make sure they don't contain any acetaminophen, which would interfere with her Dexcom. The first time I tried to buy cold medicine after she got her Dex, I think I stood in the aisle reading bottles for a good 20 minutes. It seems to me that nearly every children's cold medicine has acetaminophen. Now, at least I know which brands are usually safe, and I go with a homeopathic remedy if she just has a sore throat without a fever.
A little bug is never little with a D-child. There are so many extra things to worry about. Fortunately, both kids already had Dr. appointments scheduled today for flu shots and check-ups... I guess now we'll just make those into "sick" appointments!