THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AND CELIAC DISEASE.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

In The Nick of Time.

Fatigue
Dry mouth.
Frequent urination.
Thirsty.
Itchy spots.
Abdominal pain.
Vomiting.
Headache.
Blurred vision.
Increased respiration rate.
Weakness.
Worsening abdominal pain.
More urination.
More vomiting.
More pain.
Terribly thirsty.
Tired.
Worsening weakness.
More vomiting.
Unable to move.
Faster respiratory rate.
Excruciating abdominal pain.
Can't focus.
Abdominal distention.
Gasping for air.
Worse headache.
Hurts to breath.
Worsening thirst.
Generalized swelling.
More swelling.
Eye swell closed.
Can't see.
Shallow, labored respirations.
Still thirsty.
Urinary incontinence.
Pain.
Can't think.
Pain.
Thirst.
Air.
Weak.
Pain.
Head too heavy to lift.
Awake.
Confused.
Asleep.
Awake.
Asleep.
Coma.
Seizure.
Death.

Diabetic Ketone Acidosis (DKA).  Inevitably this is what will happen if your body doesn't produce insulin and you are unable to access medical intervention in time.  It can happen very slowly or things can go downhill very quickly.  Suffering is always part of process, and the end result is NEVER survival.

When Sugar was diagnosed, she was very close to the end of the list...fortunately, we were able to get a diagnosis, an ambulance, and an insulin infusion in the nick of time.

Sadly, that isn't the case for many families more often than we'd like to believe.  Somewhere today a child will succumb to Type 1 Diabetes because their family cannot access the insulin he or she needs to survive.

Please pray for this child's comfort....the broken hearted family....the turmoil that will be left behind.  Pray for the situation.  Pray that someone, somewhere, somehow can get insulin to these innocent children in time.  Pray that they'll be able to continue accessing it in order to keep their child alive.

Say BIG PRAYERS.  It's a BIG PROBLEM.

And then, please pray for Candy Hearts and the journey that begins unfolding on

2/14/11.
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11 comments:

  1. Powerful post Wendy. PRAYING with you! Looking forward to following along the way of your new Journey!

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  2. That was indeed a powerful post. I hope you don't mind my sharing it on FB. I am praying for the journey you will be unveiling on 2/14.

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  3. Sharing on FB here too :) Cant wait for 2/14!!

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  4. I'm very excited for this monumental step to equalize something that should have been equal many decades ago!

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  5. Wow. Just Wow. Thank you for all that you do, Wendy.

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  6. Wendy- you touch so many with your words, those who follow your blog and those who read it when we repost it. You are an amazing writter and I look froward to this new adventure you have! I cant wait to hear all about it!

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  7. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to repost this on my blog with the credit going to you. You have an amazing way with words. You can count me in on your project you're starting Valentine's Day.

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  8. Oooooohhhhhhhhh . . I can't wait!!!!

    Praying Big over here for a Big problem. Yep; on it.

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  9. On it!

    And...on it!

    Great post Wendy...as always, very powerful.

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  10. Strong post. As always right to the point and with heart.

    Praying for them and eager to see what's coming 2/14!

    (I'm working on a shirt design to raise money for LFC. Will be emailing you. )

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While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.