Aaron was addressing the Billsner; his tone a mix of cheerful and increasing simplicity: "Are you ready to go for a walk? Go for a walk? Go walk? Walk?" Billy just sat there, staring at him. "Whaaaaat?"
I started filling my kangaroo pouch: glucose tabs, lip balm, plastic bag (responsible dog owner, I am!), and instinctively reached towards the kitchen counter where my trusty Dexcom receiver usually resides. Except it wasn't there. "What? Where...", I trailed off. I wondered where on earth I could have left it, as I knew I last had it when I...
...oh, crap. The last time I remembered holding it was outside. When I had taken Billy out in the backyard. Which was a couple of hours ago. In the sweltering heat.
I recalled placing it on the bottom of the stairs from our deck, as I needed both hands to be in full-on Dog Handling Mode. So outside I scurried, wondering how I could have gone over TWO HOURS without noticing its absence. (Because obviously my speed at that moment was going to be what would save my Dexcom.)
I stood at the top of our deck, and looked down. Whew.
When I reached it, I clicked the "OK" button, to see just how long it had been out there - by seeing how much data I had missed.
Which gave me an even bigger surprise.
It had taken intermittent readings. THROUGH THE HOUSE.
As in, this far:
Remind me to never again complain about the range of the Dexcom. Ever.
If I detach my MM pump/CGM and leave it in the bathroom and walk to the laundry room, it starts crying, thinking I abandoned it. I'm almost certain it has separation anxiety. Glad you found the Dexcom!ReplyDelete
HA yeah no kidding. The Medtronic CGM i have, if the sensor is on the right side of my body and pump the left, i literally have to stick the tubing from one side to the other under these glorious pregnancy pants (the kind with the support on top) so that I can actually try to go the full day with out saying weak sensor, or lost sensor... that's the most frustrating part now, It's supposed to go within 6 feet... total BS for me. Glad your Dex has wonderful range!!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Agreed - my minimed has issues sometimes if I so much as leave it on the toilet seat while I shower. That's impressive!ReplyDelete
That is what cracks me up about the DexCom. Sometimes if I am sitting the wrong way it will go out of range, but other times I can leave it in the living room and take a nap in my bedroom without missing a reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kim! This totally made me chuckle! (partly because of the "Dude" photo) and partly because I just wrote a post about losing my Ping meter and finding it in my shoe caddy. :) Scatterbrained, I am.ReplyDelete
DUDE! and yeah, whenever my kid uses her MM CGM she has to keep it on the same side of her body as her pump. MADNESS!ReplyDelete
Haha that's awesome :)ReplyDelete
Dude!!! That IS awesome! I'm so glad the sun didn't fry its brains out!ReplyDelete
DUDE! Dexcom rocks. I swear, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dexcom. I would marry it if I could but I don't want to be a home wrecker.ReplyDelete
Wow! Impressive :DReplyDelete
Double Duuuuuuude! That rocks!!!ReplyDelete
NICE!!! Oh, and I love the term "Billsner", totally cracked me up. :DReplyDelete
Duuuude! That totally rocks! Bean has played outside and Wilma (our dexcom) has kept up with her...but sometimes at night it can 'lose' her just a foot above her bed!ReplyDelete
Oh, and way to be a responsible pet owner...totally one of my pet (ha!) peeves!
Holy crap! When I did a Dexcom run a couple of years back, I had problems with it not getting a signal when it was on my bedside table on MY side of the bed, y'know, where I was sleeping.ReplyDelete
You apparently have the uber-Dexcom! :)
I have used some massive between the ceiling/floor monitoring before...Dexter is always up for the task. Also,he (yes, he is a "he") works as a receiver in my room as he transmits from Joe's room...I can view alarms and view graphs during the night...LUCKY ME!!! Seriousy, amazing product. Now, I just wanna view that Mo Fo from my phone while Joe is at school or at camps...is that too much to ask for???ReplyDelete