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!!