At 3:00 AM, my sister is awakened by bells ringing. Soft ringing bells. So she checks her alarm and it is not going off, nor is it set. They continue. She gets out of bed and walks into the kitchen, no clue where the soft bells are. Checks the television, the cell phone, the answering machine, and then decides to wake Chris (upstairs) to see if he is maybe playing a game on the phone or watching a movie. So she calls. And calls. And calls. At 3 AM she hesitated to call Mark and tried to climb the stairs herself, all the while, terrified of what she would find.
Many diabetics get pretty nasty and almost violent when they are in this semi conscious state, their brain and body is not working properly without the glucose. When Mark went again two days ago, it was the second time he was catatonic, this time his muscles were rigid, fingers curled, mouth clenched. Mark had to lift him and get him upright to administer the gel and it took quite a while for him to awaken. He was headed for that state again, the third time in 8 days, when Carole reached him. He is very strong and she was concerned for her safety but finally got him to slowly drink a quart of orange juice. If she had not awakened him, he would never have survived several hours till morning. The pump is obviously infusing too much.
I am going with him Thursday to meet with the pump people, the girl that makes adjustments to his insulin pump, and the (hopefully) doctor. This is so ridiculous. It is either malfunctioning or they have an inept aide making decisions she should not be in charge of. I will be nice. I will be open to explanations. And if they aren't accommodating, I will be like a Full Metal Meno in their gut.
My question is....... where are those bells and who was ringing them?