My name is Chasity. I have 2 kids, Elizabeth 4 and Cody 9.
My son Cody was diagnosed July 30th of this year. I feel like that day is burned into my brain, seeing my son so weak, so this, rapid breathing, unable to speak, should I continue… We were blessed to have a wonderful ER doctor and nurses The moment the doctor walked up to me and told me my son was T1D you could have pushed me over with a feather. If it hadn’t been for a friend that just happened to be there I would have fallen. My husband was on the phone with his parents when we got the news and I had to tell him. Cody was DKA and the doctor said he had to be flown out to the closest children’s hospital. That was one of the hardest thing I have ever done, putting my child on a helicopter all alone. (not enough room for a parent)
We came home packed a bag for Cody and I, kissed and loved on my daughter as much as I could and then drove the 2 hours. The longest two hours of my life.
That’s basically a summary of what happened but every since that day our lives have revolved around sugar checks, highs and lows, insulin, working on getting a Dexcom. Am my emotions all over the place. I find myself thinking about diabetes all day long. I hope I’m no the only one?!?!
I sure would love to connect with another parent that understands how I feel.