I'm pretty new here, but I was curious to see anyone else's experience on this subject.
My daughter is 9 and had a hypoglycemic seizure back in July. I think it was a big wake up call for us as parents. She had been low during the evening and I had given her a snack to bring up her sugar, however, it obvsiously wasn't enough. I slacked in not having her re-check her sugar after we treated the low.
At 11:45 pm that night we woke up to her convulsing in our bed (she sleeps with us, thank God). So we woke up immediately. I COMPLETELY forgot the Glucagon, so I went to the kitchen and grabbed some icing sugar to squeeze in her mouth. The whole time she's seizing, eyes rolling back in her head...it was completely awful. I called 911 and we just kept trying to get her to talk and swallow the stuff. A few minutes later (maybe less than a minute - it seemed forever), she had stopped seizing, but still wasn't talking at all. The paramedics showed up and by that time I had gotten her to respond to me. I asked her to tell me who I was and she sputtered "Mommy." I had checked her BS right before the paramedics showed up and it was 51, but that was after the sugar and some apple juice. I have no idea how low she really was, but we're guessing in the 30's or even 20's.
We ended up going to the ER that night and got to leave at around 7 am that morning. Her sugars were all over the place during the night and they wouldn't let us go until we had them under control.
Since then, we have adjusted the insulin down, started checking her more during the evening, and make sure she was rebounding correctly.
I hope no one ever has to see this happen to their own child. I felt so helpless. I only hope that God forbid if it happens again, my head is clearer and I can reach for the Glucagon and have it work. I have three of them in the house, but hope I never have to use them.