In a rush, I didn’t do the one thing I always do. I didn’t empty out my back pockets before using the restroom. Sure enough, my Dexcom was in my back pocket, and not thinking about anything other than the fact that I had to *ehem*, I proceeded to take the necessary steps to pee. Upon getting ready to leave, I pulled up my pants but then heard the sound no one wants to hear….
There it was. In the toilet. My blue Dexcom. I was in shock for a second or two. Grossed out as ever, I pulled it out and dried it off with some toilet paper and sort of sighed and laughed at the same time because the screen was still working and the buttons seemed to work as the menu was scrolling as it should. It wasn’t until I went to try to select the Trend Graph screen that it wouldn’t work. The select button wouldn’t work anymore. I thought, “crap! well, maybe it’s not too bad. I can just dry it off and it’ll work sooner or later”.
The screen stopped working. Then, it vibrated a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. Like the vibration of death. I jerked the rice we had out of the cabinet and threw it in a bag. Erik frantically searched on the internet for other things that could help and one was using a hair dryer. Nope. That didn’t work. So, back to the rice bag overnight. In the meantime, until I can speak with Dexcom customer service, I have the G4 in rice and I have the old 7+ hooked up with my very last sensor for that system.
I’m hoping the rice works, but I have a baaaaaaad feeling that it won’t, and that I’ve lost data that I need.