Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Hospital Stay

I have never went through a hospital so fast, no waiting on them to call our names and bring us back..they heard how high our BG was..and on the way upstairs we went. We met our awesome team of nurses, child life specialists(the fun ones in charge of entertaining the kids, and the holders of the "good game systems"), doctors, student doctors, diabetes educator team, endocrinologists, nutritionists...I think that covers most of them. 

They hooked him up to an IV to start some fluids to help wash the keytones out of his system and to have an IV port in case they needed to administer insulin that way. Luckily our tests came back okay, and we didn't have to go to the ICU section of the Children's Hospital.  We did find out our  a1c was 11.3. This will be changing as we get his numbers under control.

We met Dr.Artz and she explained in better terms how diabetes work for Bryson. She also told us we will start off learning to give insulin shots at least 4 times a day. Luckily they gave us a day to start processing everything before they started our education process.

One thing that kept going through our mind was how EXTREMELY blessed we were. Yes, we had just found out our lives were going to be changing forever, but we had caught this before Bryson had gotten even sicker. As difficult as the thirst and frequent bathroom trips were, it could have made him in terrible pain or even put him in a coma.   GOD is truly GOOD! ALL the TIME!!

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