Today, Jason and I and Sarah went to the hospital for a diabetes clinic visit. I was just at the hospital yesterday with Ava to see our Nurse practioner in the Cardiology clinic, it’s like our new home, fun! 🙂 Oh and Ava is doing well and on the mend thankfully. She started smiling and talking again yesterday, so it’s such a relief to see her feeling better.
Now London isn’t quite big enough to have our very own hospital completely dedicated to children – but we do have different children’s sections in the hospital and everyone that we have met so far that works with kids has been wonderful – and that extends to our diabetes team.
We met our diabetes nurse and talked about how Sarah’s blood glucose numbers have been. We met the dietician to talk about how our carb counting and meal planning have been going. We quickly met Sarah’s endocrinologist – who is also going to be Ava’s endocrinologist. And we met with our diabetes social worker. His job to is to make sure that we are coping well, and that Sarah is doing well and to see if we need any extra help in any area.
So it was quite a long appointment, but very informative. And I’m happy to say that I now am more comfortable with injecting glucagon – which is what we would need to give Sarah if her sugar gets so low that she wouldn’t even be able to take juice or any kind of sugar orally. It’s a true needle – which is different then the pen needles we use to give her insulin, so it wouldn’t be as easy, but you gotta do what you gotta do!
Actually, before we left the hospital with Ava last week they talked about maybe switching her blood-thinner from baby asprin to an daily injection in her leg… no! But thankfully they decided that she was doing well and since she hasn’t had any problems with her shunt, they left her on her baby asprin. I’m so thankful.
I will say it again, there is so much to learn with diabetes, that I’m glad they set it up so that we can learn it slowly. And Sarah did awesome and got blood work with not even a tear, she is a trooper!
These two girls…
They certianly love each other. And maybe God gave Sarah diabetes so she would have more compassion on Ava and what she will have to go through, only He knows. But I’m just glad that we have these two girls, diabetes and heart conditions and all.