Things are going pretty well. Joshua's numbers are still high. They were lower this morning (225) and then went up again (385), even after the insulin so he got an extra type of insulin. Two types in one shot. It will be a juggle to try to figure out what works best for him.
We are still waiting to see the doctors. Lots of waiting in hospitals.
If you want to phone, my cell number is the best to call. The connection at the hospital doesn't seem to be as strong.
I gave Joshua a dose of insulin. We both handled it well. I didn't have much time to mentally prepare. I said a quick prayer and just did it. I have practiced some on a rubber ball, but that is not quite the same as poking your child. It reminded me of all the times I had to insert an NG tube into Eliana. I remember asking for prayers for that soooo many times. It was hard. It did get a little easier, but was never easy. I think this will be easier - but maybe I just don't really understand what lies ahead.
I started doing some reading and found a site for a local group. It was going well until I found this page.
Don't go there if you aren't ready to handle this. (My sweet daughter, please don't read this yet if you are reading my blog.) It just made me tear up and want to sob - but stuff it in as I'm sitting here with my little boy. I'm not sure i was ready to read that. Honestly, I didn't even read it all. I read the story of the little girl and then a line or two and just clicked off. It was too much to imagine that being my little boy.
We keep hearing how it will all be fine. Though one doctor has been very frank in saying it is going to be hard. This is not something that is going to "get better". Though we will begin praying earnestly for a cure (for which there is great hope!!!). This is something that will require many pokes/sticks a day. For now, it looks like at least 3-4 each of sticks and shots of insulin. :0( That is a lot for a little boy to handle.
For now, he is enjoying "room service" and is doing well with all of the poking. Thank you so much for your prayers. More later.
PS I'm having a hard doing much more than check here on my blog. If you want to reach me, you can post here or phone. I appreciate hearing from you!
PPS A poster had mentioned the connection between diabetes and celiac. He is being screened for that too. I'm hoping that there is nothing there. I appreciate you mentioning this. I think that they are screeing for several things - thyroid, celiac and I don't remember the rest. It's a lot to take in.