Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lots has been happening....

Wow! Where to begin... Hmmmm... let's start with the good stuff first! So first of all Doug is on his way home!! He should hopefully be here by Friday and then start work on Monday. We are all very excited and happy to have him back, the kids keep asking me if Daddy is going to stay for good this time. Now if we can get that house sold we will be doing really good, but atleast we have family to stay with until that time and than we can find ourselves a place of our own.

Other news....Well on Thursday (the 18th) I took Ryann in to the doctor. I thought that she might be having a bladder infection since she had been drinking fluids like crazy and just soaking herself constantly...I knew something was going on. When I took her in I got the news that no, she didn't have an infection, what she has is Type 1 Diabetes. Her blood sugar was so high that it didn't even read on their meter (so we are thinking over 500) and the ketones in her urine were very large. So they told me that I needed to be in Spokane with her at the children's hospital by 4 1/2 hours. Which meant I had to do a lot scrambling! Not to mention I was still in shock about the whole thing. I am so glad that we moved back home otherwise I don't know what we would of done. I was lucky enough that my mother-in-law and father-in-law were able to drive up there with me (we went up on Thursday and they let us go home Saturday afternoon). I also had C.J. with me since I couldn't leave him behind! Once we got there we got a whole bunch of information thrown at us. I think the first day I hardly took any of it in. But after they tell you the same thing numerous times the information starts to seep in.

It was nice to get back home on Saturday...originally they said we should stay until Sunday, but since Ryann was doing better and I seemed to be soaking up the information okay, they let us leave early. On Sunday morning however (our first full day home) Ryann started throwing up! I don't know if she picked up a bug at the hospital (since our roomie had the same symptoms) or if she got it somewhere else. But it wasn't fun! I was on the phone most of the day with both the doctor's up in Spokane (who I can call 24 hrs a day) and our family doctor here (who is also type 1 Diabetes). And they have been walking me through things over the phone. By Sunday afternoon I thought that she was doing better since she had stopped throwing up, but then on Monday night she started having diarhea. Her blood sugar started dropping, I couldn't get her to take anything for me (drink or food wise) to get it back up. I got some karo syrup and started rubbing it into her gums and tongue (which she didn't really enjoy!) But even that wasn't getting it to go back up again and she was really out of it and it was getting hard to wake her up and get any type of response out of her (very, very scary!) So I was back on the phone with the doctors and since I wasn't able to get her to take anything orally and I was afraid if I tried she would choke. We had to do the Glucagen shot (which puts a bunch of glucose into her system and is supposed to raise up her blood sugar level by 50-75). That was not fun to do, the needle was so much bigger and thicker than her tiny insulin shots. But it did work in about 10-15 minutes she started waking up and I was then able to force feed her with a syringe some orange juice to get her level up a bit higher. And then I was up every couple of hours or so checking her levels.

Wednesday morning she seemed to be feeling alot better, but I wanted to take her to see the doctor just to have her looked at and ask questions and what not. While we were gone at the doctor's Jaxon started throwing up. He threw up most of the morning (just like Ryann did) and than by the afternoon he acted like he was feeling better too. Then that afternoon, Ryann started up again with the diarhea. So we had to really watch her blood sugar levels and keep fluids down her.

This morning everyone woke up acting like they felt okay. Jaxon so far (knock on wood) seems to be over this. Ryann a little off on her game still and still has been having a bit of an upset tummy. But now Jayde is throwing up and having diarhea and feeling pretty crummy. And the little guy (C.J.) has been throwing up too! Poor little guy is having a very rough time. We took him into the doctor's to have him looked at just because he is only 3 months old and we don't want him to get dehydrated. The doc said that even though you can tell he really doesn't feel good, he didn't look like he was dehydrated. So we have been trying to give him a little fluid a bit at a time and keep it down. The doctor said if he does get worse though to give him a call (luckily he is on call tonight) and then we would have to take him into the ER to get some fluids. Hopefully it won't come to that though. I really don't want to have to go back to the hospital again!

So...right now the only ones who haven't gotten sick yet is Doogie and us adults (knock on wood that we don't get sick too!) My mother-in-law picked up Doogie from school today for me (which was a huge help) and than she just took him back to her house. I figure the longer he is away from us sickies over here the better chance he has of not catching this. So he is going to spend the night over there and she'll take him to school and than pick him up tomorrow and we'll go from there and see how everyone is feeling.

So anyways, we have been hit with a bunch of things all at once and if you could keep us all in your thoughts and prayers we would really appreciate it! And I will try to add some pictures later!! :)


Morgans said...

WOW! Sounds like everyone is not doing well! I will keep you guys in my prayers. Congrats on Doug getting a job here. Where did he get on at? Stacy

Steph GT said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Ryann's diagnosis! :( I hope you guys are able to control it and that everyone feels better soon! We're still dealing with Diesel's vitamin deficiencies and might be referred to Vanderbuilt if his next labs don't look so good. We miss you all and I love seeing pics of how much the kids have grown! CJ is such a cutie (did I ever tell you Wesley's middle name is Calvin?).