Tuesday, September 23, 2008

An update

I'm literally propped up against my desk this morning with the room continuing to spin around me! What was happening on Friday night was the same thing that sent me to the hospital the last time when a very bad case of flu had hit, causing the first crisis.

Since then we've been working around the clock to get my blood sugars to remain below 300 and to keep me from staying dehydrated (my daughter's suggestion of freezing cans of sugar free lemon lime soda helped a great deal and gave us the idea of buying sugar free Popsicles yesterday). Before that, I couldn't keep anything down.

While still quite ill from the flu, I'm so happy to say my blood sugar levels were down to 146 this morning... which means I'm out of danger! If we couldn't get them controlled, I would have given in and gone to the emergency room despite being uninsured.

I'll be back as soon as the room stops spinning and the nausea subsides. Back to the sofa. I ran a spellcheck but other then that, I'm not responsible for typos. Believe it or not, I'm typing half of this with my eyes shut to keep from getting too dizzy (all those "touch typing" lessons paid off). :)

I could still use your prayers for a quick recovery and no relapse of spiked blood sugars (at nearly 400, they scared even me!).

16 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Praying even now for those sugar levels to return to normal...

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I will continue to pray for you. Diabetes is serious, as you well know. Relax and chill. I know you are a busy beaver, but your health is more important than dust and the boys will fix meals. God Bless you.

Connie said...

Brenda, you will be in my thoughts and prayers, I hope that you feel better soon, and that your blood sugar stays down.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I will definately say a prayer for you - that must have been scary! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better.

Hugs,

Manuela

Daffodil Hill said...

Praying for you! {{hugs}}

Islandsparrow said...

Dear Brenda
I'm praying right now for you - that your blood sugars will stabilize and that you'll return to good health quickly.
xo
kathie

Heather L. said...

I hope you recover quickly and I do pray that your blood sugars will stablize.

DebD said...

prayers continue for you.

~~Deby said...

Praying Brenda...
~~Deby

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling a little better.I will pray for you.I love your blog and miss when you don't post! Monica

freetobeme - Anita said...

You're in my prayers.

Susan B said...

Oh Brenda, I'm so glad that your blood sugars are down. Please continue to rest and take care of yourself. Continuing to pray!! God bless!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Brenda, I'm still praying for you, but so very happy to hear the good news so far! Keep on recovering. The sugar free popsicles sound great. How about sugar free seven up? Illness, like flu, can do amazing things to our body's ability to manage blood sugar levels, among other things.

Carol said...

Continuing to pray

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just peeking in...letting you know that you've been on my mind all day long and now as I'm ready to head up over the stairs, I find myself wondering again how it's going. Leaving you in God's hands...always the safest place to be.

Susie Q said...

Bless your heart! I am so sorry to hear you have been so ill. You will be in my prayers and thoughts dear Brenda.

Love,
Sue