Raven saying “I’ve got your back mom”

There has been a lot of talk on the internet this week about “Dead in Bed” syndrome stemming from that linked article. My wife makes it a habit to check our daughter 4 times over night. Once at bed time, then midnight, 2 am, and when we get up at around 5:30-6am. And  that is on a night when the numbers are good.But as you’ve heard us say before, diabetes is exhausting, and occasionally, checks get slept through. Last night was one of those nights. And this is why a night alerting DAD is so worth the trouble. Raven woke my wife up at 2:20. At which point my wife said something to the effect of “Holy Sh!t!” as you are apt to do when you realize that you haven’t checked your daughter in the middle of the night.

Raven woke her up, and led the path to my daughters room. Laurie checked her, and she was 210. Great alert Raven! Way to keep an eye out on your girl, and save us from waking up to what could have been a 300+ blood sugar. Laurie bolused her and was able to go back to bed, feeling confidant that Raven had her back.

Now the dogs are never meant to be our first line of defense, that is always us. But they make an amazing back up system, and prove to be very valuable at picking up alerts at times that we would think everything is okay.

Thank you Raven!


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  1. Johanna DeGidio Reynolds

    Love Raven and am so glad she has all your backs! Team Black dogs really does RULE!