Hospital Scare!

Della - 24193
By Della - 24193 Latest Reply 2008-10-23 04:37:02 -0500
Started 2008-10-22 12:39:42 -0500

Well it seems that my little man has gotten a bad case of Bronchial Pnenmonia .We have been in the hospital the past three days and boy has it been bad! He has lost 9 pounds in less than 4 days.There now checking him for sleep apnia .Not to mention his blood suger dropped to 54!! I was so scared .Were new to this and let me tell you its scary! We couldnt wake him up and he was mouning and hollering in his sleep. It took me and the nurse to hold him up and shake him to wake him up .Then he was droggy we couldnt make heads or tails of what he was saying.We've went from checking his levels 3 times a day to 6 times a day. What Am I Gonna Do??

8 replies

GabbyPA 2008-10-23 04:37:02 -0500 Report

Hospitals are scarry by themselves, add a sick loved one and yuck.

Bring in some of his favorite things and spend time reading to him, funny things. Things to spark his happy emotions, as he is probably more confused than anything else. Photos of friends and family are great too. Hold hands, pray and then play. A game, color, do anything kid like in there. I am sure the pediatric wing has lots of suggestions. Comfort will come with familuraity.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did this to my folks, but I was older and I was not diabetic. But I missed 60 days of school that year. I could articulate more of what I felt, but I am sure it scared them too. One thing they brought me was my recorder (flute like insturment). I was not really strong enough to play it, but it was good for my lungs to keep trying and it was something I loved to do.

You guys will do fine. Listen carefully to the doctors and ask a LOT of questions. And if you don't think something is going right, speak up. Don't back down until you are satisfied.

jani 2008-10-22 18:06:35 -0500 Report

Oh Della, I am so sorry! I can only imagine the immense anxiety and stress you must be feeling. Your little guy is sooo lucky that his mommy is on top of it and has him at the hospital. Way to go mom!!! Hang in there—we mom's of diabetics know how hard it is to watch your children struggle with something you wish you could take away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Avera 2008-10-22 16:55:45 -0500 Report

Sounds as if you are doing all the right things by taking him to the hospital right off. I am glad that you belong to this site. Keep us posted on his condition.

morris.js 2008-10-22 14:36:20 -0500 Report

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