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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Totally Unexpected! IT'S BEEN A YEAR



It has been 1 year today that Boston was rushed to Primary Childrens, where we were told he had type 1 Diabetes. This year has been a real struggle and challenge! But, we have survived! Boston has been a true sport through all of this! The pictures above were when we were at the hospital. Believe or not those pictures of him look way better than what he looked like taking him to the hospital! I have had alot of people ask me how we found out so I will explain.



Last June Boston got really sick. (FLU SYMTOMS) so I took him to the doctor just to make sure! I was sent home with them telling me he had the flu so I thought nothing of it. Then the weekend went by and he was still really sick so I took him back in. The bad part was my doctor was out of town so I got told again it was the flu. Again I thought nothing of it. The next day it got worse, Boston was drinking sippy after sippy FULL of milk. We changed his diaper and PJ's about 5 times a night, he stopped walking and talking and was sleeping about 18 hours a day! He was pale white. Once again I took him to the doctor and finally I said " I want a blood test, x-ray anything something that we can find out! So they sent me to Alta View to do all the tests and they said they would call me and let me know. I drove all the way home to Eagle Mountain when I got a call " You need to take Boston to the ER at Primary Childrens right now don't wait. His blood glucose level is 790 (kids his age are usually between 100-200) this is a sign of Diabetes. They are ready and waiting for you." I hopped in the car a raced down there. 45min to 1 hour drive. When we got there that is when they diagnosed him. This poor kid had needles going in and out of his head and tubes everywhere on him. We were at the hospital for about 4 days. Ashton was only 6 months. Thanks to both of our families that took her over night and thru out the day, so we could focus on Boston and everything we have to do to keep him healthy.

Boston is such an amazing kid. At first we had to give him shots about 6-9 times a day. We now have a pump for him that has taken the stress way down!! He is now learning to prick his finger on his own. Don't get me wrong he is only 2 going on 3 so what 3 year old can do that on their own but he does press the button so the prick will prick him I just do the rest! He really is such a champ when it comes to his diabetes. It doesn't ever bother him and he loves that he has a pager (pump lol) We are so greatful for him and so glad that this is something we can control at home. This is one thing I have to say. I am glad he has this and nothing worse!

Boston we love you and are so thankful you are our son! Thanks for being such a champ threw everything you have been through!!

8 comments:

Ben and Heidi said...

It is crazy to think that is has already been a year

Andrew and Lyndsey Richardson said...

Wow- what a year. I am so happy that things are going well, and I must say- we really do admire you all.

Lisa and DJ said...

Not only is Boston such a champ, you are great parents for dealing with this with such optimism!!

Tony and Whitney said...

Love that kid! Love you Boston!

Tami said...

I almost just started crying. I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you to know something was wrong with your sweet little boy and not getting the answer's that you needed. I am so glad he is doing so well now. What a cute little guy.

The Condies said...

We will be having a open house in August, I will post it on my blog. If you want some before then, let me know and we can work something out. Good to hear from you!

Shamae said...

Hi, you don't know me actually. I found your blog through Heather's blog. I just wanted to ask you some questions if you don't mind. My 4 year old little girl, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in February. It has been an emotional (and physical) roller coaster trying to get her sugars stable. Are you guys settled with Boston's sugars or are they still pretty chaotic? How long did it take until you started to see some patterns? How long was it after he was diagnosed when he got a pump? Do you like the pump? Does it make it easier to control his sugars? Sorry I know this is a lot of questions, but we are still new at this being only 4 1/2 months into everything. We have met with diaticians and doctors and I feel like we should have more control over things but we don't. It's a lot better than what it was when she was diagnosed but still not great. If it is easier to communicate via email you can email me at s_gneiting@hotmail.com. My blog is http://crazy-happy-life.blogspot.com/ Sydney's story is archived on Feb. 28 if you wanted to read it. Anyway thanks for any information you can give us.

Josh & Brittany said...

HEY MORGAN ITS JOSH'S WIFE BRITTANY! HOW ARE YOU? SORRY IT HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU, THINGS ARE CRAZY AND JOSH KEEPS FORGETTING TO REPLY, HE'S BEEN IN ATLANTA FOR A MONTH! ANYWAYS I WANTED TO SAY HI SO YOU DIDNT THINK WE WERE BEING JERKS. YOUR KIDS ARE SO CUTE!! WELL TALK SOON