If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been vacationing and of course after a long vacation and trust me it was long (cancelation of the plane...) I come back with lots of life lessons to share that made me once again revaluate my diabetes.
It wasn't even half way into the trip when someone was found bobbing in the resort pool. Yes, trust me it is as terrifying as it sounds written out. When the girl stood on the in water bar stool screaming, "LIFEGUARD" she got everyones attention but the lifeguards it seemed. Tons of vacationers rushed to help pulling an elderly, larger man out of the water in order to revive him.
My sister and I sat pool side on lounge chairs. The rest of the trip I kept thinking I SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING! But, I don't know what I would have done. I don't know CPR, I once did but not anymore and with the crowd of people that already swarmed around him I just wasn't sure what to do.
He was brought back, taken by ambulance and we weren't ever informed about his situation again. But, it stuck in our minds the entire trip. For the first couple days I felt weird jumping in the pool. I felt nervous every time a kid jumped in unattended. My stomach sunk when I would see something floating by.
Beyond that, I kept thinking about how confusing it is that there are two systems for blood sugars. That an American nurse thinks he needs sugar at a 17 when in reality that is a 306. The same thing could happen the other way too, a Canadian nurse thinking a 36 is a high blood sugar when it is really a 2. I don't know the reasoning behind the two different systems, I get that in Canada we use Litres, rather than Gallons etc. etc. but when dealing with things in the medical world shouldn't we 100% be on the same page? Could it mean life or death?