Sunday, March 28, 2010
E's diapers were leaking but I just thought he was out growing his diaper. He was sleepy all of the time I just thought he was getting sick. He lost about 4 pounds I just thought Ellis his twin was gaining weight. He started to drink a lot of water I just thought he was very thirsty. I brought him to the doctor only because it was a Friday and I thought he might be coming down with something. The drinking a lot of water did concern me. Thank god my doctor ran some blood test. I got the phone call I would never forget. Crystall........ Ean has Type 1 Diabetes. Still not knowing what that meant..... how could he have Diabetes only unhealthy people get Diabetes. I didn't know what to think my poor baby was very sick. E was only 14 months old. The doctor said I have to bring him to the hospital right away his blood sugar was over 600!!!! 90 to 12o is normal. We spent 3 nights in the hospital getting his sugar stable and teaching me how to give shots and count carbs so I can keep him alive. It was all very hard to take in. I just had no clue about Type 1. Highs and Lows. Carb counting and measuring. The first time I gave E a shot I got really dizzy and started Crying. I could not believe I would have to do this every day. I didn't want to leave the hospital..... it felt very safe. The first night home I was so stressed!! I woke up all night to check on E. Ean was our doctors youngest patient and the Hospital's youngest. I don't remember the first week.