Monday, October 09, 2006
She Gets It
ME: "Emma where do you get your test?"
Emma: grabbing her leg and awkwardly holding it up with her head cocked to the side "tesht?.......my fute."
Me: "...and where else..?"
Emma: Holding up her tiny hand and extending her index looking very closely at it she responds "Pinger."
Me: "..and where do you get your insulin?"
Emma: "..my but.." Reaching around and pointing to her back. But we will pretend she says "but" it makes for a better post.
Emma " hewp da strip go to the garbage?" "ALL DONE!"
When i grab her test kit she will actually see me go get it and run to me and grab it from my hands then go to where she wants to get tested at that time. She chooses a different location to do the test all the time. One time it will be on her Dora chair the next will be on your lap in the kitchen.
She helps as you can see above. We let her see the number even if she doesn't know what the numbers mean but at least she knows there is an effect from doing the test. We actually emphasize the number more than anything else.
As for her insulin it really depends on us how she reacts. If I get a really good line and a still girl she probably doesn't even feel it. But a few factors have to line up before she doesn't feel it at all. I think I have accomplished this a couple of times.
You know this has really affected us when today before lunch I told Denise that I "felt a little low, and need to eat very soon". She looked at me with the most serious of looks and said she felt low too. Oye Vay.