I’m scared. My 9yo son was diagnosed in June 2016, I have experience with DKA as I am a respiratory therapist. BUT it is so different when it is your own child. My Ethan got sick in the summer, but I didn’t see the signs until he lost so much weight that he looked like a starving child. I took him to the dr, they did a fasting blood work, the next day we were in Childrens hospital of Philadelphia with a whole new life. My baby was in DKA, I felt sick inside, scared and wasn’t sure how he would handle it. He is an extremely picky eater, goes thru spurts of eating JUST pizza or JUST eggs… when they told me NOT to change his eating habits right away, i was somewhat relieved. He has food aversions… it just sucks.
He isn’t ready for a pump, and neither am I really. He was in private school, no nurse for the first cpl of months. So we are homeschooling this first year of diagnoses. We use a pen, and his night shot is with the regular syringe, he hates it. He cries, after I give it, I cry… it SUCKS!!! I am actually waiting for a phone call now from his dr. bc his sugar has been high, I can’t seem to get it to go down.
I am the primary care giver for Ethan, his dad pretty much treats this like its no big deal, no support with it, I am teaching my sister bc I go back to work in January and Ethan is refusing to let her give her a shot, but I NEED to see she will be ok… I just need some support, going at this alone is scary.
I know I keep going lol… I just needed to talk to someone going through this as my family doesn’t understand, and his dad (we are not together) just treats this as what ever… if ethan refuses a sugar check, dad just say’s ok… but it is NOT ok!!! ugghh… I want to cry!!!