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Logan and his big brother Zachary
Our son Logan was diagnosed November 23, 2004 with Diabetes at 14 months old. The week-end before he was diagnosed, he was not feeling well. He had been vomiting, wetting through his diapers, drinking excessively, and sleeping a lot. The Sunday before he was diagnosed we had put the kids in the tub and after Logan got out of the tub his lips were blue and we just thought it was because he was cold.

Monday morning I went to work and daycare called me and said that Logan's lips were turning blue. I rushed over to get him and took him into the emergency room. I was so scared. We spent six hours there and all they did was treat him with a breathing treatment and took x-rays. The next day we followed up with the pediatrician and just over night he did not even look like our little boy. He was so dehydrated and somewhat lifeless. The Doctor gave him a breathing treatment and watched to see if we improved at all. You could tell by the look on his face that he was very concerned. It scared me to sit there and wondering what he was thinking. He was going to send us back to the hospital, but I told him that we spent six our there and they found nothing. He thought about what to do and he sent us to another hospital that specialized more in children. We knew within ten minutes that he was a diabetic. His sugar was 910 when he was diagnosed. They got us into a room and he was hooked up to so many IVs. He had one in each arm and they put one in his neck to draw blood. We were so shocked to hear that he was diagnosed with diabetes. They say he developed it because of the all viral infections that he had within his first year of his life.

Logan spent 4 days in the hospital. They needed to bring his sugar down slowly because of the swelling of the brain. My husband I went through extensive training to learn how to count carbs, give him his injections, and what kind of an eating schedule he needed to be on. We invited our family and day care provider so they had an idea of what to do.

After we came home from the hospital I was so depressed and kept wondering why us. To top it all off the day we came home our day care provider came to our house and let us know that she was not going to be able to watch Logan anymore. We did not know what we were going to do. We thought about it and we decided that I was going to quit my job and stay home with the kids, boy was that a big adjustment to get use to. Today I completely understand why she could not watch him. It is hard to watch the two I have when Logan is not feeling well and there my kids.

Logan gets six shots a day, but we are checking into getting him an insulin pump. I think it will be a good choice for him. From the research I have done it will hopefully allow us to have more flexibility and freedom and better control of his sugar levels. He will be starting pre-school this fall and I am so scared for that to come. I will probably be one of those moms sitting in the hall to make sure everything is okay. The diabetes clinic is going to have training for the staff so they know what to look for and what to do, so that makes me feel a little better.

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Tracy Bellhorn

Published May 12, 2006

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