Valerie - posted on 11/10/2008 ( 75 moms have responded )
I would love to know how all of you found out your child had diabetes. My baby started throwing up about two days before diagnoses. The doctor thought it was a virus and told me to give her juice and pedialite to make sure that she didn't dehydrate. Two days later, she was like a rag doll. I took her to the doctor. She was do dehydrated anyway that they couldn't get an IV in or anything. They managed to get a little blood from her which would later determine that she had diabetes. They stuck a feeding tube down her to get fluid in her. Her pediatrician was off that day, but heard what was going on and came in and stayed with us until we left that night. I love her! They had just put some pedialite on the IV when she came running in and them to take it off and told us that she had Juvenille Diabetes. Her sugar was 1500. We stayed there for the next few hours waiting on a helicopter to come and get her to take her somewhere that they could treat her. She left on a helicopter without me, which literally killed me. 2 hours later we arrived at the hospital where she was at. She had about 5 tubes going out of her. We stayed in intensive care for a day and a half, then were transferred to a room where we were educated for the next two days tirelessly on everything from giving shots to what we were giving her to how to feed her. It seems like yesterday when all of this happened. I am thankful for everyday that I have her because I know how close she was to slipping out of this life. Two weeks after this happened we literally CELEBRATED her one year birthday. It was a very emotional time, as you can imagine.