Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Solving A Puzzle

It's like trying to solve a puzzle without the cover picture for reference...

Maybe the nausea and vomiting yesterday was caused by something else altogether -- low blood sugar.

Just as we were arriving at the Brigham yesterday at 3:30, KK said she was hungry.  I offered to get her something to eat at Au Bon Pain, but she said she would be okay.  On our way home from Boston last night, she said she was really hungry and we talked about going out to eat.  We hit a bit of traffic (mostly on route 9 in Southborough and Westborough) and it was getting close to 6pm.  She started crying and we figured out that she was crying because she was hungry.  Almost as soon as she started eating, she started to perk up.

KK woke up this morning and said she was hungry.  She started crying as she was "taking care of business".  I told her to take a few deep breaths and when she was done I would give her a banana.  Almost as soon as she ate the banana, she was fine.

I realized that the poor girl has no fat stores to sustain her for long periods of time (like dinner through breakfast).  So there will be a lot more grazing throughout the day to keep her blood sugar from plummeting and a banana when she wakes in the morning.

6 comments:

Heidi Peterson said...

Sounds like you're onto something...you are being a great detective and advocate for your daughter.

Terri said...

You're doing a great job figuring all this out! That's what a momma does and KK is blessed to have a mom who will look beyond the surface.

Judy Bleau said...

Great detective work!

Bonnie Fiske said...

You are awesome, you will have to make sure that you always have a little snack bag wherever you go! Please give KK a big hug and a high five for me!

Toni said...

Xoxoxo

Melissa Singley said...

Wow! She is so blessed to have you as a mom! Great work! Hugs to you both!