I am in the hospital and really need you guys right now !!!

GENIVA1996
By GENIVA1996 Latest Reply 2010-12-05 19:31:10 -0600
Started 2010-11-16 12:08:11 -0600

I am in the insolation ICU. I blacked out last night and my blood sugar was unreadable. I am so scared, I am all alone. I really need you guys right now. My family si not supportive of me what so ever and that makes this even worse. I am just afraid of dying alone. I could really use your advise right now on what I can do so I am not so scared. I don't want to dye alone.


51 replies

squog master
squog master 2010-12-05 19:31:10 -0600 Report

With us here your just a few finger taps away. You are not alone. God is with you. I know this because he's been with me too.

Kim T.
Kim T. 2010-11-23 15:31:28 -0600 Report

Hello Geniva 1996, I am new to the site. Think positive and prayers work wonders. As long as you pray you are never alone. I am and will continue to thinks positive with you and my prayers are for you. God will make a way Where there seems to be no way He works in ways we cannot see He will make a way for you He will be your guide and hold you closely to his side with love and strength for each new day he will make a way. I say this prayer every morning. Take care POSITIVE

bgmullins
bgmullins 2010-11-22 09:46:49 -0600 Report

Why are you in the hospital Geniva? You are not going to die, you are just lonely and scared right now. The doctors know what to do for you and they will do it. Your family should suffer just one day being diabetic!! It is not easy but you will be fine. I've been there and could not see the light at the end of that long tunnel but it is there if you look really hard and pray to God. Let go, let God. Just let Him know that you are in his Hands and He will do the rest if you have faith. Everyone here is with you, never forget that. Talk to us every day, we will listen and pray with you. You are special and loved.

snuggums3030
snuggums3030 2010-11-20 22:50:31 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear that you are in the hospital all alone. I hope you are feeling better. Know that we are here for you. You are not alone. Always believe that God will get you through rough times just trust in him. Let us know how you are feeling? I'm sorry that you don't have any support from your family.

cooky53
cooky53 2010-11-20 12:43:34 -0600 Report

Now is the time to pray. Read Romans 10:9-13. Believe it, repent of all sins, speak it. You are never alone. Fear is of satan. God wants you to have life and have it more abundantly. Everytime you become scared, say "I rebuke you satan and I trust God. The joy of the Lord is my strength." God will be what you need Him to be. I will add you to my prayer list. Remember, with God you are never alone. Love and Blessings!!!

cooky53
cooky53 2010-11-20 12:36:28 -0600 Report

Now is the time to pray. Read Romans 10:9-13. Believe it, repent of all sins, speak it. You are never alone. Fear is of satan. God wants you to have life and have it more abundantly. Everytime you become scared, say "I rebuke you satan and I trust God. The joy of the Lord is my strength." God will be what you need Him to be. I will add you to my prayer list. Remember, with God you are never alone. Love and Blessings!!!

Mahea Nu'uhiwa
Mahea Nu'uhiwa 2010-11-19 22:22:39 -0600 Report

Aloha from North Carolina! I am really sorry you feel alone. I sometimes feel that way, but AI do have alot of family and friends that help n support me. I felt the same way a while back, when I got blood clots on top of everything I go through everyday.It is so bad that you literally have no one in your life? No one from your church, familiy or friends support you? May I be so bold as to ask you why not? You seem like a nice person and all , but these people must be blind to not be supportive of someone who is possibly (hoping n praying not)going to die soon. That's just terrible. Please keep your head up. If I can, girl u can! Take my word for it. I could tell u stories about all my struggles that would make a strong man cry. Take care and be safe. GOD bless u sweetie! Aloha, Mahea (Edriene-pronounced Adrianne)

shorty31
shorty31 2010-11-19 21:36:30 -0600 Report

i know how you feel,about three weeks ago my sugar, blood pressure,heart rate, and i had s really bad head ache, i had no support my husband would not get out of bed to ride with me in the ambulance. when i got to the hospital i was by my self. i threw up every where i thought i had the flew. the next thing i knew i was in icu they thought that i had a stroke. i didn't know where i was they kept asking me my name.all i wanted to do was go home then believe it or not i had a bad fever. they couldn't get it down. so the doctor called my husband to tell him the out come . do you think he came no. so then they took all kinds of texts to see what was up they did a spinal tap and founded out i had spinal mentinginous here come all this med from the i.v. poll. i got better through this sweet cristian nurse i mean she really took care of me. i stayed in the hospital for a week still no husband the day for me to come home my mom came to see me and brought me some p.j's do you no that is how i got home.all this is true. my aunt told me that i have the strength of solomon if you read the Bible he went through so much and still came out of all of it. all i'm saying sweetheart is pray ask God to stay with you cry if need be he will understand. and i'll pray for you also. just believe that you will pull through and you will . all i keep saying was i'm going home. at first the doctors thought i wasn't going to make it but i'm telling you my testimony it really did happen.and you know what that exsperince open my eyes to who is on my side when i really need him.God allways have my back and he has yours. take care sweetheart don't worry the storm will pass through ask for a Bible and read the 23rd psalms it works for me.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-11-19 21:49:24 -0600 Report

Shorty,

I'm really sad to hear that your husband didn't think enough of you to:
#1, come with you to the ER,
#2 visit you in the hospital.

Glad to hear you came through it and that your faith in God is intact. Sometimes when a spouse is seemingly willfully (not unavoidably like a soldier being deployed )absent at dark times in one's life it sours our feeling toward God too.

Blessings to you!

James

sherrylynng
sherrylynng 2010-11-18 17:58:36 -0600 Report

i cannot begin to understand how it must feel to not have family support as my family has been very supportive; however, please don't feel all alone. We are here and I will pray for you, and hope you'll return the favor. I'm going in for cateract surgery tuesday and my worst fear has always been going blind; when my sugar drops low I am blind and I am so scared that when they remove the cateract that my high sugar of over 600 a few months back when I was first diagnosed will have caused irreperable damage and that even without the cateract I'll be blind.
I make art textile pieces and have not been in my studio in 6 months - every since I was first diagnosed.

gregsteele
gregsteele 2010-11-18 16:51:04 -0600 Report

You are not alone when i was dxd i also felt scared when i found this site i found a home when im here im with family that cares about my health both physical and mental let the people here be your family and you will find peace hope you get better soon love to all GREG

Papa Smurf
Papa Smurf 2010-11-18 14:42:13 -0600 Report

GOD BLESS YOU, AND DON'T EVER THINK THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A FAMILY. YOU ARE PART OF THE MOST HIGH FAMILY. THE FAMILY OF GOD, AND AS YOU CAN SEE THEIR ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT CARE FOR YOU. AND JESUS LOVES YOU MOST OF ALL. HE WILL NEVER TURN HIS BACK ON YOU. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS, AND KNOW THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS BE THEIR FOR YOU. JUST HAVE FAITH, AND READ YOUR BIBLE, AND TRUST IN GOD. OK. AMEN. AND REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT OR EVER WILL BE ALONE UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE. JOYFUL HOLIDAYS TO YOU.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-11-18 14:28:08 -0600 Report

Hi, I am sad to hear that you are in the hospital and not feeling cared for by your family. Are there any family members that you might reach out to? What about friends who could come up and spend some time with you? I would also encourage you to talk to the social work department at the hospital and let them know what's going on with you, they may be able to recommend support resources. And if a pastoral counselor hasn't stopped by, I would recommend asking for that service as well.

I know that you want and need family during this time. But sometimes it's possible to recruit a support team to help get through a crisis. Does that sound do-able?

I would also encourage you to keep in touch with your friends on Diabetic Connect. As you can see from the response to your post, you have a lot of people on your team.

petals
petals 2010-11-17 21:47:41 -0600 Report

Well, you are not alone any more, we are your family. I am so sorry that this happened to you. My prayers are with you. Try to look at it this way, you have hit bottom, so the only way to go now is up!! You can do it and I will help in any way that I can. If it wasn' t for my hubby , my friends and all of my family on here I wouldn't have any support either, my birth family offers done . So I can understand what you are going through. Hang in there, hugs.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-11-17 19:34:05 -0600 Report

What you are feeling is natural, although scary.
Your priority is regaining your health, then adding to your knowledge of diabetes, by doing so, you will be able to prevent episodes such as this one.

O = Undying Love, and Unbreakable Friendships!
That's what the "Diabetic Connect Family" is all about, you can depend on us!

~Mays~

ston3xc
ston3xc 2010-11-17 18:21:13 -0600 Report

As long as you are not in a coma( and you're not ) it is not too late to get yourself stabilized. Diabetes can be full of scary ups and downs, but knowledge is power and you are only scared of the things you don't understand. Here you can get advice, information, and alot of shoulders to cry on, or just to whine a little when things get alittle too much, you only have to log on to find a friend. Lots of hugs!

jeffrey9127
jeffrey9127 2010-11-17 15:49:26 -0600 Report

Geniva, Remember you are not alone. This truly is your family here. Try to get
through each day with a positive oulook on what is going on. I know it is very hard to be positive in ICU, but keep thinking and believing tomorrow will be better because it will. See if there is someone at the hospital you can talk to about how you are feeling. I know everyone here wants you to feel better.

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-11-17 15:14:00 -0600 Report

I told you, you have family here.
Let's join together and fight this.
Who could let a frightened child out alone? We hear you crying . . . Why can't they?
Remind them we're stronger than them. We have to be.
Talk to a mental health person if you need help with: Anxiety, depression, panic or stress. They may lead to thoughts of suicide if they happen too often. I belong to a trauma healing group, and try not to be judgmental.
Any time you want, leave me a message. We care. . . . and, IMO
you should tell them 'My mommy can beat up your mommy!'
I'll beat 'em' up for you, Me and 'ALL' your new family. Visit our on-going jokes for a bit of joy. No cover charge. Jokes are free here.
Guardian stone

(((((HHHHH))))'s
10,095,000 hugs for you

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-11-17 14:54:27 -0600 Report

I am so sorry to hear this. Are you alright?
Geniva, 'You, are not alone.' Before you do anything, take a breath and count to 10. Calm yourself . . . release the tension and fear. Breath out.
I understand your panic attack. I am prone to them.
First, you are having an anxiety attack, so . . . Take a deep breath. Think about a safe place to hide while you are there . . .
release the breath . . . every little bit you can.

How are your BP, BS, and A1c? If you are still anxious take a secound cleansing breath. If it doesn't work, there are so many other things to try.
Beleave me, I go through this most mornings, and every time I go someplace new.

Has the doctor talked to you?
This is taking longer than it should (2x panic attacks this morning).
Have you been assested as to what caused the black-out?
Get some rest. If you want or NEEEEED help, I try to be here.

Guardian stone
AKA: Mother hen.

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-11-17 13:42:35 -0600 Report

I'm with chopi-try not to focus on being scared and alone if you can, even if it's just for a few seconds at a time. Try to focus your thoughts on what you'll be doing when you get out. We are all here for you, you are NOT alone.

chopi
chopi 2010-11-17 12:40:02 -0600 Report

Lifes a rollercoaster it has it's ups and downs. Try to remember the good times right now. And think of what you want to do as soon as you get out!! Our thoughts are with you!!!!!!

Pynetree
Pynetree 2010-11-17 09:12:47 -0600 Report

Oh Geniva, Sending prayers and good thoughts. It is so scary being in the hospital…But as Bicker says, "you are in the best place" both here on DC and there in the hospital! Take some deep breaths and relax yourself. Stressing out is making everything worse.

bicker68
bicker68 2010-11-16 23:36:45 -0600 Report

Geniva,
Your in my Thoughts and Prayers. You are in the best place being here on DC, everyone on her is so wonderful. They are like an extended Family, and care about you very much and also reach out to you.
I'm sorry to hear that you have no support from your Family, I dearly hope they change for you. I also hope that you have a speedy recovery, because Hun your not going to pass it's just a little bump in the road.
Wish I lived closer, because I would come visit you in the hospital. So you wouldn't have to be alone and have your mind working overtime and thinking the worst.
Just remember You control the Diabetes, don't let it control you. If you would like send me a Friend request. I have a big shoulder if you need to talk.
Take Care and May God Bless You.

bicker68

Debra Austin
Debra Austin 2010-11-16 15:19:23 -0600 Report

you..seem..to..have..a.lot..of..people..here..who..care..about..you..
i..know..how..scared..you..must..be..and..i..pray..your.. family.
will..begin..to..give..you..the..support..you..need..
I..understand..how..you..feel..about..having..no..family..support..
my..husband..doesn't..understand..diabetes..and..doesn't..try..
to..learn…I..hate..him..going..to..the..store..with..me..for..that..purpose..
he..doesn't..like..to..spend..$6..for..splenda..when..sugar..is..half..
the..price…and..God..for..bid..if..i..eat..anything..sweet..after..buying..
splenda..his..response..is..always…if..you..eat..that..with..sugar..then..
why..can't..you..use..sugar..for..everything..else…ERRRRRRR…we..can..have
some..really..heated..fights..over..diabetes

Harlen
Harlen 2010-11-16 14:26:23 -0600 Report

How can you die alone with all the frends you have love ?????
Do you know why your BS is so low????
How can we help you from ging thrue this again ??
Best wishes
you can e-mail me any time
Harlen

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-11-16 13:27:50 -0600 Report

Oh Geniva, you are NOT going to die! I don't know what your condition or illness is to get you into the isolation ward, but the DC folks are certainly here for you. By all means insist on a patient advocate, it should be the first thing they prescribed for you. Not sure if you are living with type 1 or 2, but if your sugars were that far off (too low if you passed out?), you should get diabetes education on a regular schedule until things have leveled off.

I wish I could sit your family down in an isolation room together until they comprehend what you have to live with every day. Until they are willing or ready to absorb that, find that inner strength we all have, either through God, stubbornness, or the desire to show them what you can do, and give yourself all the credit you deserve for what you are doing.

And please keep us posted!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-16 13:08:40 -0600 Report

Your hospital should have a patient advocate. Try to find out if they can get you one. Then that person can help you with writing down what the Drs. tell you, test results, meds, etc. I am sorry you are so alone and in isolation to boot. Last Jan and Feb I was in isolation, it can be scary. Remember you have alot of friends praying and concerned for you here at DC.

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2010-11-16 12:41:50 -0600 Report

I certainly agree with Caliko. I keep a small spiral in my purse. You are not going to die alone. Extreme emotion—anger, fear is your fight or flight hormones going into action. Resolve to learn the program and follow it. Yes go to your diabetic consulting nurse and a dietician. Yes check your blood and chart your eating. At some pooint you will begin to feel a regaining of your sense of self management or control. Diabetes is startling. With cancer we kinda know what we face. With diabetes it is unknown because everyone IS different yet ALIKE. Return to these discussions often Mrs. Alice

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-16 12:24:45 -0600 Report

PS Be sure and write down test result numbers and dates, you'll want this information later even if you're not sure what it all means right now.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-16 12:23:13 -0600 Report

I'm sorry you are in the hospital, but they should be able to get you stabilized and give you some information on how to immediately get your blood glucose under control. Are they testing you for type 1? I suggest asking about that since there is an adult version (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults - LADA) and it will send your blood glucose out of control extremely quickly because of a lack of insulin.
In either case, type 1 or type 2, see if you can get referred into classes for diabetics taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Most insurances cover part or all of the cost of the class. They will teach you to use a meter, teach you about meal plans, food choices, exercise, complications, medications etc. and give you literature to take home. There are also good books, articles online, this website and the American Diabetes Association website (www.diabetes.org).
Try not to worry, just write down what the doctors and nurses are telling you and start reading up on everything. Knowledge is your first step.
Good luck! (and welcome to the DC site)

sbintz1
sbintz1 2010-11-16 12:18:39 -0600 Report

i am sorry you are alone but rember that God is always with you so pray and follow the advise of your doctors

waricks
waricks 2010-11-16 12:18:27 -0600 Report

I am not sure I can give you much advise, I would be freaking out scared, too. I am sue you are in a good place and the people there are going to help you. I will pray that God will give you peace of mind and give you the strength you need to get though this. He is there to help you also. I hope somebody else will come by and give you some more advice that is more helpful than mine.

LadyRenee
LadyRenee 2010-11-16 12:16:17 -0600 Report

I'm so sorry you have no support, Please do not be afraid, I understand what you are going throuht. I will keep you close to my heart and I will send you healing energy. Do you have alot of suger lows? if so you need to get an pump to alert you when you start to drop , I have the same problem, my pump is with Medtronics. I love it and I have an dog that smells when my suger is low or high and she will alert my family or me if I'm sleeping. I'm here for you.

XXOOO
Renee'

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-16 12:27:39 -0600 Report

I just read an article about the dogs that are trained to be able to smell sugar lows. What a wonderful thing! What kind of dog is yours?

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2010-11-16 12:55:20 -0600 Report

My dog is not "trained" but she knows something. We got her right before I was diagnosed. She is a Chihuahua. When I am off she punches me with her front paws and has a shrill or more yipe in her bark. Companion dogs can be helpful too.

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-11-16 14:54:47 -0600 Report

I had a rescue cat that would wake me up when I was low. No idea how she knew I needed help, but she would sit there and gently pat my cheek with her paw until I couldn't ignore her any longer. Good thing too, as I was living alone when I had her!