So I had a scare Saturday the 3rd…
I woke up around 9am, checked my blood sugar, and it was around 180. I decided to read for a bit when I realized I was still tired so I went to take a nap.
The next thing I know, I was surrounded by 8 EMT’s and a very scared boyfriend.
It seems Walker (my boyfriend) came over and when he came into my room, I acknowledged his presence and he came and curled up next to me. He didn’t think anything at that point was wrong. (I don’t remember him coming in at all.) A little while later, he tried to wake me up and realized my skin was cold and I wasn’t reacting. He tried to get me to wake up and drink juice, and he said I finally managed to chew a glucose tablet but he realized something was really wrong, so he called 911. It was a good thing that he did because when the EMT’s got there, my sugar was so low it was unreadable. They told me later at the hospital that I had slipped into a coma and that if Walker hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here today.
I’ve seen my endocrinologist and we adjusted some of my pump settings and he has me on a new insulin called Apidra. He told me it works better and faster than the Novolog I was taking, so we’re giving it a try.
I don’t know what caused that to happen that day, but I’m extremely blessed to have Walker in my life, and this is at the top of a list of many other reasons.