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Old 02-06-2008, 09:48 AM   #21
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this just makes my heart sick reading things like this.
we'd all take these awful occurrances from them if only we could.
of course I said a prayer just now.
please keep us posted...
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #22
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Little Jesse has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes. This is not the kind that can be controlled by diet and/or pills. His pancreas is simply not making any insulin, and he will have to have 4 insulin shots a day for the rest of his life (unless a cure for diabetes is found, which could happen in his lifetime).

He's not doing well with the needles. His veins are small and hidden, like his mother's, so the blood work is difficult, requiring multiple pokes, and when he had to have a shot in his belly yesterday, he really threw a fit.

My daughter is an extremely protective mother, and she is devastated that something has happened to her boy that she couldn't prevent.

Thankfully, they are at one of the best children's hospitals in the nation, and besides excellent medical care for the boy, the whole family is receiving counseling and training.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:29 PM   #23
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Thank you so much for your update on your precious grandson. Continued support and prayers for him - Bless that little boy !
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:19 PM   #24
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Diabetes is very difficult for a child to deal with, particularly when it has its onset when children are a bit older. At that age they are used to certain eating patterns and injections and needle sticks take a while to get used. to.

Younger kids adapt better.

His life will have to be very different than it has been. Fortunately there are many new devices that make sugar control much easier than it was several years ago.

But he is going to need all kinds of support. Know you will give it to him, know he could not have asked for anyone better to do it.

All best wishes.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:24 PM   #25
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soryy to hear your little grand is sick connie.

sending good thoughts, vibes, and prayers for his speedy recovery.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #26
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Oh my gosh. That poor baby. And yes to me 10 is still a baby.
I hope and pray he feels alot better soon.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:41 PM   #27
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Oh my, I hope he is going to be well really soon. I wish him fast and complete recovery. But the first doctor was an idiot, in situation like that he should have called St. Louis, what moron.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #28
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Are they going to put him on the pump. That thing is a miracle imo. There is alot of help these days for type 1. my mom has been type 1 for over 40 years. Glad that you found out what was causing his sickness. The counseling and training is really important for the parents.
A 10 year old boy in my sunday school class that i used to teach has type 1 and he is doing great. He uses the pump and chugs right along. good luck

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #29
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I'm soooo sorry to read about this and am sending my thoughts and prayers to you. It's good to hear that they have pin pointed the problem.
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Little Jesse has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes. This is not the kind that can be controlled by diet and/or pills. His pancreas is simply not making any insulin, and he will have to have 4 insulin shots a day for the rest of his life (unless a cure for diabetes is found, which could happen in his lifetime).

He's not doing well with the needles. His veins are small and hidden, like his mother's, so the blood work is difficult, requiring multiple pokes, and when he had to have a shot in his belly yesterday, he really threw a fit...
Would an insulin pump be an option? One of the third graders at the school I used to work at had one. Otherwise, will Jesse have to receive any shots at school from the school nurse? The school nurse here is really good and is on top of things, but she is only at the school three days a week. Someone else is in charge of handing out medications when she isn't there, but if the kid doesn't remember to go in, they don't always get done when they are supposed to. I'm seriously not trying to scare you--I am just trying to get across the point that no matter how good anyone else's intentions are, Jesse is going to have to learn to take control of his disease early on.

A diabetes diagnosis is really scary, but as many people in my groups have discovered, they have actually become healthier since being diagnosed because they are now paying more attention to their health than they used to. It is always hardest though, when your child is diagnosed.

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