So Liam got his first Pfizer shot this past Friday and he is experiencing no noticeable side effects OTHER THAN, he has gone low like 3 times now and it’s been very hard to bring him back up. Normally, he’ll dip low only 5 to 10 minutes when he does go low. But since Friday, his lows have been much longer and sugar pills take forever to get him back up.
Instances #1 & 2 were in the middle of the night last night, around 2AM…it took over an hour to bring him up from “Low” (BG’s were 40’s with finger stick), he had zero IOB and had eaten probably 10 sugar pills over the hour+. He eventually came up, didn’t go high; rather, dipped low AGAIN only about 30 minutes later and stayed low ANOTHER 30+ minutes. After another 4 to 6 sugar pills, he came back up and crested around 120 where he stayed for the remainder of the night.
Instance # 3 just happened. Similar circumstances…zero IOB, he’s not running around or anything, just playing Geometry Dash on his computer. He goes “Low” (48 finger stick), where he stays low again for another 45+ minutes. He’s just now coming back up, but it took MUCH longer and took MANY MORE sugar pills than it usually does to bring him back up. He had 8 sugar pills over the 45+ minutes of lows.
Besides that, he’s not expressed any outward symptoms and when I ask, he says he feels fine.
Wanted to share in case other parents of young T1D’s are looking for real life experiences after the first Pfizer covid vaccine shot, that they would have at least one reference.
The lows, in my view are WELL WORTH the protection he’s getting from this vaccine and we’ll be getting the 2nd in another 20 or so days. Will post any symptoms he experiences after that second shot, once he gets it.