Thank you for your prayers!!!
I did talk with the doctor. The plan is to watch his blood sugars and to check them every 2 hours if they are far from normal. More opportunities to practice.
The blood prick at 12:30 went pretty well. I still had to do it 2 times. The first couldn't get enough blood (I think I was too close to the center of his finger), the second one worked like a charm. We did lots of warming and massaging. I'm hoping that the second one is our new track. :)
I talked with Joshua about how brave he is. We talked more about the verse God gave us the other day - Joshua 1:9. We talked about how God had to tell Joshua 3 times to be strong and courageous. I don't think that this meant that Joshua had no fear. Certainly being brave does not mean that there is no fear. It does mean doing what you are called to do in the face of your fear. We are both having to do that as we learn how to manage his diabetes. It is a learning curve for our whole family.
Something neat happened today that I know was God just reminding us of His love for us. After his blood draw, I brought up a card that he had received in the mail. On the front of the card was a verse ... Joshua 1:9. We talked about how God sometimes gives us the same verse more than once because He really wants us to hear it. I love that! Thank you to the GAA staff for sending this sweet card!
His numbers at lunch were good (in the normal range in fact!) and he hasn't gotten sick again. I just gave him some toast, so we'll see. I also checked his ketones which were small. This is another thing to keep an eye on so that he does not go into DKA (long name for too many ketones in urine while having diabetes). It is something that would send him to the hospital. They were surprised that he was not in this state when we brought him in. He would have been had we come in later. Thank you God.
I'm hoping we can manage this and that it will pass quickly. Wondering if it is viral or a reaction to something he ate? Not sure how I would know either??? How soon would something like that show up? And is it different if he is newly diabetic with his numbers still really fluctuating greatly!!! (Differences of more than 250 in just a few hours)
That is probably a good question for the doctor. I'll update as I can. Need to go check on my boy and try to get something to eat myself. Also have a few others calling out to me. More later.
Thank you for your prayers. God is good!