long time away

momwith juvie
By momwith juvie Latest Reply 2009-05-13 00:04:21 -0500
Started 2009-05-11 18:43:43 -0500

Hello all.I have missed you all somuch.My son quintin has been very sick and in and out of the hospital resently and i have had no time to just sit for a min.I have so enjoyed reading the discussions and everyones input.
quintin has now been diagnosed with asberger /autisim disorder with brittle diabetes and glacoma in right eye and blind in his left eye.his blood sugars have been so bad that his doctor decided to admit him to the hospital to stablize him,witch is not working either.they just did a bunch of blood test and found out his tyroid is falling and so is his liver(he is only 10 hasnt even started to live).I just live 1 day at a time and cry as much as i can so i dont over react in front of him.his father had to quite workig and come back home(truch driver,otr).he is now 10 years old 5 foot 2 and 72 pounds.his body fat is only 16%.I told him i would more then freely give him some of my fat ,doc said it doesnt work that way.I tried.lol.but i want you all to know your stories and discussions have helped me threw alot of ruff and crazy day,nights.thank you and i hope to write soon with some good news.

12 replies

2009-05-13 00:04:21 -0500 Report

It's very good to hear from you again! You are a strong woman, to bear the pain you have and are enduring.

My thoughts are with you and your family. Think of all these thoughts and prayers as wings to hold you up when you think you can't do anymore.

Your family is here too!

Hugs, Legs

lipsie 2009-05-12 21:37:43 -0500 Report

Ty and I send our warmest hugs your way for him and your family! He's lucky to have such a strong mother beside him though, keep hanging in there!! Love yass Ty n Sheila

momwith juvie
momwith juvie 2009-05-12 14:38:45 -0500 Report

I would like to thank you all.It is good to know we are all here for each other.I am enjoying every minete with my son as i can.the most amazing part is even though he is sick he is living it up too.he flirts with all his nurses(had a few ask if they could take him home)shands is amazing there is always something to do with him.they are going to lat us take him home for the weekend so we can have him with the family.very hard for alot of them to travel right now .heis doing good for everything he is going threw.his sugar was pretty good today but as the doctor says just keep our fingers crossed.
as i want to say again THANK YOU!!!!I think of you all as apart of my family.

Rose Portz
Rose Portz 2009-05-12 13:59:32 -0500 Report

I know this is so very hard on you and yours. I'm glad your husband has come home to stand by you both at this very rough time in your lives. I also know that our Lord in heaven is there with you as well, I pray he helps heal your little man but if he decides to take him home to heaven he goes to help prepare a place for you and his family that will be a very special place for you all. Again I hurt for your sadness.

Judimar 2009-05-12 12:01:58 -0500 Report

I am so glad to see you. It's understandable why you've been gone so long. Please know your family and Quintin are in my prayers.



alwaystryin 2009-05-12 10:27:31 -0500 Report

After my tears upon reading this stopped, I realized what a great opportunity to remind the DC Fam and the World, that among other exciting things happening at


there is a Petition in place to declare a Global Day for Diabetic Kids! Help us help the rest of the World make this happen. Here is the direct link to the Petition :


Please visit, sign, and more importantly read the Comments people are leaving! This same Petition Site yesterday helped free the American young lady help captive in Iran!!! Help free our future generations from the D!

T Moore

cyncyn 2009-05-12 10:19:53 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for the heartache you and your family is going thru. As a parent, we all wish we could take the burden ourselves, We would gladly take their place. But try to stay strong for him. He is going to need your strength. And as John said, find some joy, in each day!

Sending you love,hugs, and prayers,

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-12 09:51:22 -0500 Report

What a heart-wrenching experience for you. And for your son and family. I fully understand that helpless feeling of being a parent seeing your young child deal with such difficult challenges. I know that I felt so often that I wish I could just take the disease or challenge.

The most important thing is to remember to keep living. Cherish every day. Enjoy the small moments—even on the hardest days. Every day has a gift.

I wish the best for you and your son. Take care.

dyanne 2009-05-12 01:24:05 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for all your family is going through. You must be so drained. I will keep you all in my prayers and I hope your son will find some relief soon. I know it seems far from fair. Make sure you take care of yourself also. Best wishes to you all.

cakeybakes 2009-05-11 18:53:39 -0500 Report

I will be praying for you and your family. I know how hard it is to have a child who is chronically ill, but not one who has such a life-threatening condition. Lots of hugs and kisses and love to your son!

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-05-11 20:02:09 -0500 Report

I so sorry to hear what you are going thru. While I was reading your post I tears in my eye's, a 10 yr old going thru so much. I send your family all my love and prays. Please try and keep us up dated when you have the time.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-11 18:51:03 -0500 Report

What heatbreak for all of you. Almost anything is more bearable than watching our children be ill or down in any way. As parents we always have this feeling that we should be able to "fix" it for them…take away all the hurt and pain and fear. It's a very helpless feeling, isn't it? Miracles can and do still happen. I believe that, and I believe in the power of prayer. Your love will sustain him through all of this, and I will also pray for comfort and strength for you and your husband and the entire family as you deal with this. What a load for a precious 10 year old. Much love, Diane

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