On a Monday evening our lives changed forever. Bryson had been complaining of being thirsty all the time and making very frequent trips to the bathroom. On this particular day, after school we ran to the grocery store to pick up a few things. He had went to the restroom before we left school, ten to fifteen minutes later we had an accident in the grocery store. The look of panic and fear that crossed his face let me know something was very very wrong.
Bryson and I dropped Carson off at home with Dad and we ran to our local hospital's walk-in clinic. They did an urinalysis and found sugar in his urine. Pricked his finger, and his BG was 455. I knew very little about diabetes but I did know that was HIGH. Doctor proceeds to let us leave and tells us to follow up with our pediatrician the next day. Hmm...
I drive home to let Bryson eat dinner and tell Josh what we had found out, all while my mind was going a thousand miles a minute. I got more and more concerned that we shouldn't have left the hospital. We tried to find a glucose meter but pharmacy had already closed. We remembered a good friend/EMT would have one. Called him, he checked it...544.
Called the after hours number at our peds. Get him to the ER at the hosp our ped is affiliated with NOW! and pack a bag. We get to ER and their meter wouldn't even read that high..just said HIGH.
Next day we wound up at Missions Children Hospital for a 3 day stay. Our official diagnosis date was September 27 2010. A day we learned about our "new kind of normal".