Just an ordinary medicine cup, but take a look inside...
Looks pretty innocuous, right?
This drop, this tiny drop, is 15 units of insulin.
Two days worth for Faith.
If withheld, it could make Faith sick enough to kill her.
If given all at once it would kill her.
I read once that insulin is one of only two medicines that a nurse has to get another nurse to double check before administering to a patient. Yet, I find myself doling it out on the fly, sleep deprived (*understatement), based on varying factors - many of which can't be quantified (growth, stress, the effect activity or the weather will play on bgs that day...), while juggling all the other responsibilities of the day.
No pressure, right?
**Insulin is not administered from a medicine cup. It must be given subcutaneously. This is just an illustration.