If you are the praying type could you spare a minute? My Husband's cousin's little one , Elsie is 19 months old. A few days ago Melinda her mom told me that Elsie was peeing so much at night that she was soaked head to toe in the morning. They (Elsie's parents) have family history on both sides of diabetes so I told Melinda that it wouldn't hurt to have her blood sugar tested, even though her 18 month check up was normal.
Well, they took her in today and her blood glucose was over 600, they rushed her to University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. When they got there it was 427. For A normal blood glucose for a toddler is 100-180.
They are staying over night, it may even be for a few days so that the doctors can be sure that her blood sugar is stable after finding just the right dose of insulin For Elsie... and also, Jason and Melinda will need to learn how to test her blood glucose several times a day and give the appropriate amount of insulin.
I am hoping and praying that her poor little body responds well to insulin and she becomes stable soon, and that her mom and dad can get used to the idea of treating and maintaining her illness for the next 17 years- including diet management and exercise.
I think though - despite the fact that I'm an LPN/LVN and have done thousands of sticks on patients for glucose testing and insulin- from a mom's stand point, it will be hard for her to have to stick her baby. Elsie isn't at an age where her illness and need for shots can be explained easily, and having to poke her 2-4 times a day will be very hard for them.
So if you wouldn't mind, please say some prayers for Elsie and her parents Jason and Melinda. I know that they would really appreciate any prayers they can get right now. Thanks guys!