Eric went to school today, and I went with him. It was... mixed. On the one hand, he was VERY excited and loved riding the bus. He even walked up to the teacher as he entered the room and said firmly (in the clear expectation of instant results), "I want to learn something now."
On the other hand, the excitement sent his blood sugar into the stratosphere, so while he was reading books and creating the letter A all over the room with his teachers and new friends, I spent the entire 4 1/2 hours surreptitiously poking him, correcting him, checking ketones (none found), and even changing his site during snack time when it became clear that the bolus I'd given him at 9:00 wasn't impacting his BG. It made not a damn bit of difference: he spent the entire time above 300 and, by midday, he was pushing 500 DESPITE 2 extra units of insulin. I had to turn off his sensor because the alarm kept interrupting the class. I've never seen him so insulin resistant! Hopefully that will wear off as he becomes used to school.
I did, by the way, make that pamphlet I was considering. I think maybe I went a little overboard — it's 10 pages long, with a cover and table of contents included, but it has every possible piece of pertinent info included. How to check blood sugar, when to check blood sugar, when to give insulin/juice, what Eric acts like when he is low or high (although after today they should have a pretty good sense of what he's like when high!), what to do if the CGM alarm keeps going off, and when and how to use glucagon. It's about as comprehensive as I could make it without going into crazy detail.