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  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,226
    @fluke13 Honor her memory with the best marriage ever.

  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 317
    Thanks guys... @Raduziel .. as you know, Brazilians know how to party :p ... Wedding prep nearly done and shaping up to be epic B)

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    Thanks guys. We won't have answers tonight, but hopefully we will know what's going on tomorrow.

  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,226
    @ThacoBell Be strong for him. Be stronger than your wife.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698

    @ThacoBell I hope the medical staff will find out what's wrong and your son recovers soon.

    Yeah, last time we were here, we never got an answer. At least he is feeling better today.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    We can rule out infection at least. The doctor's induced low blood sugar to test for other things.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    We are here at least one more night. The good news is that is blood sugar dropped low enough to run the "final" tests. He is eating his first meal since Wednesday right now.

  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member, Moderator Posts: 10,981
    @ThacoBell: I'm relieved to hear it. Food is better than an IV.

    I know this must weigh heavily on your mind... It's always hard when a loved one is in the hospital, and it's harder still when you don't know what's causing it. I hope his condition improves, or that the solution is simple and easy, but if things get hard, at least we know that one of the strongest people in the world is looking out for him.

  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 3,257
    @ThacoBell It's always hard for me to hear about endocrine issues in the little ones. Is there a good endocrinologist on the team there? Non-diabetic hypoglycemia is pretty rare in young kids. I hope they can give you a definitive answer soon before they let you go. It was stressful enough being a grown man in the hospital and having to hand over control of my T1 diabetes to nurses that did not even know as much as I did about it. When BS drops low it is like a panic attack, so I can't even imagine what it's like for someone so young to have those feelings. I know finding him unresponsive must have been about as scary and helpless feeling as it gets.I'm guessing that was from the hypoglycemia, is that right?

    I know they have probably said this already, but in a normal nondiabetic, the pancreas will shoot out glucagon from the alpha cells to the liver, sending a message to the liver to release more glucose. I know there are various reasons why it might be interfered with (heart conditions, meds, enzymes), so I hope you'll get a good enough endo to come up with a reason soon. No reasons just plain bites. Seems like if they come up with nothing else, (which I sincerely hope they have an answer for you) they suggest giving you a glucose meter to have at home. I
    I'm glad to hear he's eating a regular meal again, better that the glucose feeds for keeping BS more stable.
    This gets me mad to even hear, if they did not a have an answer before (if it was low BS before) and did not get you a meter.
    If nothing else though, if you have to get mad and show your ass in there to get some answers, do it. B)

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    @semiticgod I think my son is a lot stronger than I am.

    @Zaghoul We do a Q-22 endocrine specialist with us today, so we have the right kind of doctor at least. His heart condition can be linked, they are also checking his hormones, because those go hand in hand with Q-22 issues. Sadly, eating a meal did not change his blood sugar in the slightest. So while he is eating now, he still has a heavy duty sugar IV.

  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,691
    Glad to hear your son's home again. Must be an anxious time with the uncertainty though. I hope the lab results result in working treatments.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    The doctor's are leaning towards one potential result. The fun thing is, there isn't a test to determine it. Its more a case of ruling everything else out first.

  • DragonKingDragonKing Member Posts: 1,280
    Well, I'm depressed again... It's quite amazing that I haven't started drinking at this point.

  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 8,866
    @DragonKing If there is anything I can do to help feel free to message me.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    Same here. My wife deals with depression on a regular basis, and while I have only had minor bouts with it, I'd be happy to talk with you.

  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,226

    Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom proud.

  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member, Moderator Posts: 10,981
    @DragonKing: Please don't turn to alcohol to make things better. Talking to people is my only suggestion. I don't know anything about your situation, but I hope you can find a good source of solace.

  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,691
    edited July 22

    Well, I'm depressed again... It's quite amazing that I haven't started drinking at this point.

    My remedy in such a situation is pointing myself to the reality that if I drink, next morning the problem of depression will be still be there, but I will have a second problem: a resurfacing of addiction. Don't drink, and you'll only have the depression to deal with.

    As for what helps against depression - besides the obvious thing to seek professional help, which you should - but maybe already have? - is personal.

    For me the key lies in acceptance - "of course I'm down, the world IS a shitty place but at least I do something" and focus on the small things that I do - that plus not looking ahead at all badness that is out there and that might or might not come in the future, but make life small and live it one minute at at time.

    Yet other people often point to staying active - going out for a walk, even if you don't feel like it for instance. By doing things you create the chance for yourself to feel fulfilled. And the bar for patting yourself on the shoulder should be measured by your own situation: if for you something is a big effort and you do it anyway, pat yourself on the shoulder, it doesn't matter how hard or easy something would be for someone else: you are the measure of your own feats.

  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,226
    My wife and daughter are at my mother-in-law's home until Tuesday.

    I'm feeling like a piece of me is away.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    Welp, my son has fever and is vomiting. Now we need to try and manage his blood sugar without solids. After talking to the doctor, this means checking his blood sugar and giving him somethign sugary to drink every 2-3 through the night. Hoping he recovers quick and we can avoid another hospital stay.

  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 3,257
    @ThacoBell SHoot, man, that sounds rough. Having to keep sugar up with just liquids is tough. How's he holding up to all the finger pricks? Did the docs talk about having an emergency glucagon kit on hand?

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 7,698
    @Zaghoul He didn't react to the glucagon. So if we can't keep it above 70, its straight to the ER. FUnnily enough, he acts like the pricks tickle.

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