Saturday, August 21, 2010

More details of Dx-Day

You may have heard... On August 18, Aiden was diagnosed with type one diabetes. So here is how or day of diagnosis went down. It was a Wednesday, and I was off because it was the last day before Emma started Kindergarten on Thursday. We had a big day planned with lots of fun activities. We wanted to practice waking up and getting to school on time then we were going to celebrate with a trip to the donut store. Luckily, we decided that Chick-Fil-A would be a much better choice than Rick's so we went there. We were able to get in at the dentist as Aiden was complaining about his yucky tooth. There, he was a rock star! Since Daddy was there, he did awesome! He went back to get his x-rays for the very first time. Unfortunately, that was where the good news ended. Inspection of the x-rays revealed 14, yes FOURTEEN, cavities and his yucky tooth was absessed. So of course I am calling Mom and Bev to comiserate about this horrible turn of events. And here was a quote from Bev... "Well at least your day can't get any worse!" Oh, Lordy how we were wrong. But anyway, we headed home but first stopped at Neighborhood Market for some healthy foods in our attempt to have better teeth and fewer cavities. At home, I decided I would just go ahead and call Nurse Keri. I said "Ok, so I know I am just being a hypochondriac for Aiden, calling about all of these random things...hahaha... I guess we just miss seeing you...hahahaha!" and proceeded to tell her about his frequent urination and drinking and also that my mom had taken a urine sample from Aiden to her clinic which was positive for sugar. She said, why don't we come on in just to check it, but surely it was nothing to worry about. She fit us in at 3:40 and after Aiden finally was able to pee in the cup, Dr. Lovell was going over the cavity issue with us while we waited for the results. The Keri brought the results in and he told us "Wow, usually we can just rule things out, but I am afraid he does have diabetes and we will need to admit you tonight. You will probably be there for 5-7 days." His blood sugar just registered HHH on their meter indicating that it was higher than it read. They did have a receptionist who is diabetic and let us use her meter and found that it measured 489. And his urine was also positive for ketones. Matt and I were in complete shock. But I felt stangely at peace with it and knew it would be ok. So he made some calls and we were admitted at 6:45 that evening. Upon admission, his BG (blood glucose) had gone down to 218. And they gave him some fast acting insulin. They got him set up on an iv of saline to flush out the ketones. And we finally received a bed for Daddy and Emma at about 10:00 (on the night before she started Kindergarten, by the way!) We finally got to sleep at about 11:30.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ~1Thessalonians 5:18

Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done. ~Luke 22:42

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