Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sat morning update

Thank you for your prayers for our family.  We woke up this morning to everyone feeling well.  :-)  We decided to head out to a local 4th of July celebration. 

Soon though, Joshua began to feel poorly (diarrhea).  We then decided that I would stay home with him and the rest could go to the celebration.  It ended up being a good decision because by 9:30 Joshua was throwing up.  He didn't eat much for breakfast, but none of it stayed down.  Poor little fellow.  I started reading him a book, but after getting sick, he was just wiped out.  He is sleeping now.

I emailed some with Joshua's endocrinologist yesterday.  She is so wonderful!!!  We have adjusted his meds in hopes that he won't keep having lows.  He had another last night before bedtime.  He was then high in the middle of the night (333) and fairly high this morning (over 200).  I wish I knew what was going on.

If any of you reading this are dealing with Type 1, did your child go through anything like this?  The stomach issues?  I know some of it is viral as I've had 3 other children throw up in the last week and half.  His is spaced out though.  Is he just not healing or catching it again?  I think that the diarrhea (I apologize if this is TMI) is not just a viral thing.  I'm not sure what it is though. 

I know if this continues that I will be taking him to see the ped.  Just debating whether I need to do it over the week-end.  Prayers for wisdom would be appreciated.  It's not "urgent", but I don't want it to get to that point either, kwim?

We have managed a few fun things in the midst of this yuck.  I redeemed coupons with 2 of my children yesterday and will post more and add pics later.  I had hoped to do something fun with Joshua this morning, but he is just too worn out from all of this. 

I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July.  I'm thankful for the many freedoms that we have in this country.  I'm thankful for the men and women who have sacrificed much so that I could enjoy freedom.  I'm thankful for Jesus for giving me freedom from sins.  Freedom is a wonderful thing and gives us much to be thankful for each day.