I am still here...We had another blow to our family. Remember the last post when i said my little one was thirsty?? Well, when Benjamin came home from school that day I had him test my little ones blood sugar. It read "high". Meaning it was over 500. Blood sugars normal on average are suppose to be 90- 150sh. I thought maybe it was wrong. I asked him to do it again..sure enough, same reading. I took her down to the emergency room, and they put an IV in her arm, and started all kinds of testing. Their blood test read 596..Luckily she was not in ketoacidosis, meaning there is a lot of sugar in her bloodstream, and that we pretty much caught this disease early. So..they took us in an ambulance to the downtown children's hospital . We stayed just one night. She loved every minute of it and received three stuffed bears from the nurses.. When Benjamin was diagnosed in December, He was in ketoacidosis, very sick, in ICU for three days, and lost a good twenty pounds. While Ben has always given himself his own shots, I had to learn to give Greer hers. I am not good with needles, hospitals, Dr. offices, surgery shows etc. I have fainted numerous times entering these facilities. I still have scars on my knees from one time when I saw a friends baby in the hospital nursery. But, when it is happening to me I am OK, it is when other people are in pain or I think they are in pain I start to feel faint. I told the diabetes nurse who taught us the shots, and he said, "Yeah, I use to be like that also, now look what I am doing, I am head of this program and teaching to give shots". So he gets out his needle, pulls out my arm, and sticks a needle in it with some saline solution. I did not die, or faint. Then he said,"Now its your turn". So I gave him a shot, and it wasn`t all that bad.. next thing you know I am giving my sweet little eight year old daughter a shot. My biggest fear..Its done, I am over it, and I have given numerous more in these last few days. To my amazement, she has not cried, been mad, she is very much taking it like a pro. I am so proud of her. I am also so proud of my son, because he has set the tone, and been an example..So I may not be around too much. My mom flew in to help...bless her heart. She did the same thing in December when Ben was diagnosed. So that's my life. I am taking what God has put in front of me, knowing there is a reason. Not sure what it is yet, but it does not matter. I know that we have come closer as a family. I am still in shock. very tired, and thankful that it can be treated, and that it is not worse.
So hug your babies!! love ya all!!