What a weekend. So stressful. Friday, Vince's sugar began to rise and it seemed no matter how much insulin we pumped, it wouldn't go down. As I posted, at 3:30AM that morning it dawned on me that there could be a problem with his site, so I changed it out. We thought his sugar began to come down, but it didn't last too long. It began to soar upward again. He started to feel sick from the sugar being so high. When we were able to get it down, it dropped fast and the raised back up just as fast. Throughout the day on Saturday, he bolused about every two hours in hopes it would come down. By evening, I asked him if we should try changing the site one more time. He agreed, so I got a brand new vial of Novolog from the refrigerator, and put his site towards his back this time, away from any possible scar tissue from all of the needles in his belly. Once we did this, his sugar remained high but not nearly as elevated as before. We decided to give it the night to see what happened before calling the doctor for help. Again I woke up at 3:30AM, not sure what is with that hour, and Vince was up with me. I was checking his sensor about every 3-5 minutes to see if his sugar was raising fast or just staying steady at a high level. We could see slight improvement, so we just kept an eye on it until morning. I called his doctor this morning and explained what had been going on, and the site changes we had done. He agreed we had done everything possible and that it must be an absorption issue. He recommended trying the lower back again or even the thigh or upper rear. Another option he gave us was using a temp basal rate of 125% for about 8 hours to see if we can control it. He asked if we have any flex pens and needles and i said yes. He said if all else fails, we can try that. As the day is going on, his sugar is running in the upper 100's now, which is still high but I think we are starting to get it under control. How stressful. The more hours that passed with his sugar running 200-300's, both of us kept thinking about his eyes. We both know, if his sugars are uncontrolled for any period of time, the blood vessels could start to leak again, and that would mean trouble. Luckily, I think we have it under control with the new site area. He has always used his belly, but he said next time we change the site, he agreed to try the upper thigh and see how that works. We have to be careful since that could hurt his leg and set off his neuropathy pain. It's worth a try though. I think I need a weekend to recoup from my long weekend of stress and interrupted sleep. I am just glad that we did everything we could and that it is starting to come down again.