Like "Hi Della, I'm not sure if this will help comfort you any, but 54 is not too dangerous f a BG level. I often get into the low 40's and even the mid 30's. It was probably the combination of the meds he's on for the pneumonia and his low BG level that made it so difficult for you to wake him. If his BG levels were to get too low, I'm sure the docs would order a Glucagon Emergency kit to be kept nearby to get the levels back up. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers! Please keep us posted on how you BOTH are doing. John Morris"