Child with Type 1

By heathermccormack Latest Reply 2010-03-27 20:13:55 -0500
Started 2010-03-26 18:12:51 -0500

Hi everyone, I am new here. My child was diagnosed March 3rd with Type 1 diabetes. He is 2.5 years old. My husband (who also has t1) and I suspected our son, Isaiah, was having symptoms. I took him to the doctor's on Feb 9th. Told him Isaiah was drinking a lot and wetting constantly. The doc did a Blood Sugar test and said that it was fine..Still feeling like something was wrong, we went home. I mean, how could a doctor be wrong about something that seems so simple?! Feb 24th, Isaiah started getting sick. I thought nothing much of it because it seemed to be a stomach virus. That was on a Wednesday. After a few days of being sick and seeing no improvement, I called the doctor. He assured me it was probably just a stomach virus and to keep him hydrated. That was a Saturday..The following Wednesday, after days of hardly eating, and starting to get lethargic, I decided to take Isaiah to the Emergency room. There we found out that he was diabetic. I was in shock..not sure why, because I suspected he was. But to have my child diagnosed with a DISEASE was new to me..His blood sugar was around 500 and he was in DKA. He spent all evening in the emergency room, then was moved to PICU where he was at for another day. After that he was moved to the Infectious Disease floor where he stayed for 2 days. That of course is where we learned about everything from giving shots to counting carbs. It has been a very long month. Isaiah is adjusting well. He doesn't cry when he has to take his medicine and is willing to have his poor fingers poked several times a day.

4 replies

MAYS 2010-03-26 20:34:32 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

This discussion touched home with me for various reasons one of which is your son's name Isaiah, because I also have a son by that name, I fully understand as a parent what you are going thru and what you felt at the time of his diagnosis, I felt the same way when my son was diagnosed with his disability.
You have to remain strong, right now you're his strength and both he and his bravery, represent yours.

As you are doing things to and for him, pertaining to his diabetes, explain to him what you are doing and why and also tell him the names of the devices and medications being used, all of this will help to educate him and be a part of that education.

From my heart I wish for you, your son and all involved the very best and I offer my prayers on your behalf because I know somewhat of what you are going thru.

Check out this video and stay strong :

May God bless you and keep you strong.

" Mays "

heathermccormack 2010-03-27 20:13:00 -0500 Report

Thanks, your response brought me to tears. I try to stay strong and not think about everything, just deal with it. If that makes sense. But it does get hard.

Alyssa512 2010-03-26 19:41:26 -0500 Report

Wow Heather! That must have been scary to see your son go through all that. He's a trooper, letting you poke his fingers and give him meds. I cant imagine my Godson goin through that, hes 4 and he would throw a fit and his mom would flip. its cool at least your husband has it too so he can teach your son growing up and they can relate to eachother. Best luck to your little boy.

heathermccormack 2010-03-27 20:13:55 -0500 Report

Thanks Alyssa, my husband has been very helpful and patient with me! I don't know what I would have done without him this past month!

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