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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #21
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Glad to hear she is o.k. Great catch mom!! Hope she is out and back to herself soon!!
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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone! Your comments are making her giggle and I've not heard that laugh in a few weeks.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #23
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I am a Insulin dependant Diabetic which was triggered by Pancreatitis (No not a drug user or drinker) it was a virus. I was in ICU for a week and came close to loosing the battle.

Please as a parent I beg you to keep on top of this and teach her the right way to live with Diabetes . Life is not so bad when you understand the Illness.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #24
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I am a Insulin dependant Diabetic which was triggered by Pancreatitis (No not a drug user or drinker) it was a virus. I was in ICU for a week and came close to loosing the battle.

Please as a parent I beg you to keep on top of this and teach her the right way to live with Diabetes . Life is not so bad when you understand the Illness.
Absolutely!!! I'm glad that you're ok, it's definitely scary. We are on top of it. She is not restricted, we just have to count her carbs and balance with insulin and exercise etc. Her diet is different due to the fact that 1) she is underweight and 2) she is growing. This will all adjust over time. She's been working with a nurse specializing in diabetes and a nutritionist. I found out she was one step away from being sent to DeVos and we'll end up going down there to meet with a pediatric endocrinologist within the next week or two.

Today it is all coming together at least. I'm note taking like crazy and we're putting together a care and feeding of Hannah directory to go to her fathers and to grandparents so we eliminate guesswork.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #25
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I am a Insulin dependant Diabetic which was triggered by Pancreatitis (No not a drug user or drinker) it was a virus. I was in ICU for a week and came close to loosing the battle.

Please as a parent I beg you to keep on top of this and teach her the right way to live with Diabetes . Life is not so bad when you understand the Illness.
x2 here 5 years ago...Not ID yet, but need to watch (stop) the drinking. Drinking while on heavy antibiaotics caused mine (I think).

When the suger levels stay in the normal range, she might experience blurred vision. This is normal and should clear up in a week or so.
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mommabear, sorry to hear of this bad news. been there and done that and I would not wish that experience on anyone. I was 16 when I got hit by juvenile onset type 1, hospitalized with keto sooo bad bsl was 845, I was rushed to emergency in the hospital for weeks. if you need someone to talk to I am here and happy to help with advise and feelings and common situations having it and being a kid.

my biggest two pieces of advise are 1 take care of it and it will take care of you. 2 don't let it stop you from doing anything you want to do.

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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #27
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You have a beautiful girl there and I commend her on her courage to stay positive!
I have an ID friend who I have to keep an eye on when we are together, he tends to not eat sometimes which puts him in a wierd state of mind kinda like he is on some sort of nasty drug and then he wants to fight but he has no strength.

It's funny and serious at the same time, but fortunately I can spot the onset and get him to some food or insulin.

Good luck Hannah! Sounds like you have a great support group around you as well as a loving mom. Take nothing for granted and get busy livin again.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #28
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Damn sick kids suck. I hope everything turns out well. :)
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #29
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Thanks everyone!
Ovrlnd, I read your post out loud to Hannah and the nurse walked in and she completely agrees with your advice, said that was perfect!

We were warned about the vision issue as well, so I am going to watch for that. Hopefully heading down to DeVoss on Friday or next week. Currently her levels spiked again and she is over 500. They don't know now if we can leave tomorrow...doc said he should have known when he saw that red hair in the ER that she was going to be trouble.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #30
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It's true about the redhairs. I'm married to one. I have heard the same things from ER docs and nurses. Devos is a great place. Make use of their "hotel" setup. It worked out great for us 6 years ago, with Christopher. Hannah, don't worry about this little speedbump, you are going to be fine.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #31
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I am glad to hear she is doing better. The only real cure is to take her out wheeling..( MUD MOMMA). Now go get some tires and get that girl out in the snow.........
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Bleh...she's rocketed right back up there again. She is high enough the meter isn't reading it so more insulin and a re-read in an hour. Her mood plummeted and she started complaining of sore eyes.

As the doctor told me today, they know how insulin works but they don't know how Hannah works and it's going to take time.

I really hate this.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #33
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i hope she gets better soon!!!
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As the doctor told me today, they know how insulin works but they don't know how Hannah works and it's going to take time.
Agreed, it will take some time. It took my nephew almost a week for the Dr's to get him all figured out.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:31 PM   #35
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It is so crazy how many kids I know with Type 1 right now... My cousin's son was diagnosed at 1 year old, a friend of friend's daughter was 6 months old and my friends son was 10... We were camping in Tobermory ONT when he collapsed... talk about scary we are in Canada out in the sticks... but that was three years ago and he's doing good, his dad lurks on the forum so maybe he'll see this.

I hope we see a cure in my lifetime! Good Luck your an awesome MOM!!!
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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #36
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Thanks...just having a low moment ya know? This has me so stressed out but I can't show it to her.

She's already down to 492, they gave her another 10 units and are rechecking in 20 minutes.
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mommabear, they will get it all worked out. I too was a mess and could not stop me from passing ketones and get a stable blood glucose level. either too high or to low-too fast until they got the cocktail right my arms were completely purple from the needles and I would cry from from having to watch daytime hospital television. Make sure the dietician makes a varied meal plan, just because she is a diabetic doesn't mean meal time has to be a dull affair

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Please as a parent I beg you to keep on top of this and teach her the right way to live with Diabetes . Life is not so bad when you understand the Illness.
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we have a few people in my family with the same thing. My sister is in her late 20s and has had it since age 2. Good luck and best wishes.
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mommabear, they will get it all worked out. I too was a mess and could not stop me from passing ketones and get a stable blood glucose level. either too high or to low-too fast until they got the cocktail right my arms were completely purple from the needles and I would cry from from having to watch daytime hospital television. Make sure the dietician makes a varied meal plan, just because she is a diabetic doesn't mean meal time has to be a dull affair

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HAHA...she's plotting who she'd hit! Unfortunately (or fortunately) she is using the pens. A WHOLE lot easier for a ten year old to use but you sure did make her giggle. I think she may have some in her starter kit...she wants to get the lab workers.

Luckily we have a portable DVD player and that's helped a lot. Ton's of books and that scrabble board is getting a work out. Tomorrow I think they're going to let her walk the floors with me so that'll help as well.

Latest update...352. Weeee! She's a tricky one, eh?
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my thoughts are with you and your daughter.

let me know if there is anything i can do to help.
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