Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 6- Diabetes Snapshots

Day 6 - Diabetes snapshots. Inspired by the Diabetes 365 project, let’s snap a few d-related pictures to share today. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Be creative! Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures. Or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

This is hard for me as I haven't focused on the photo taking yet but thought Id post some I have. 

This is Joshua 24 hours after DX. He was notdoing well here.  Ill tell his story later but this is still in the PICU and we were still praying for everything to be okay.
This is his ER Doc in Blue and one of his nurses in Red that came back to check on him.  They almost lost him because no one expected him to be Diabetic. They thought he had a virus or head injury.  The Doctor is credited with saving his life as she "smelled" the diabetes. 
Before we left the PICU I had to do his shot!  This was very hard for me!  (as I know you are aware of)
our first night in our room.  I hated this thing on his arm!
our awesome doctor!! She ROCKS!
Our Hospital team!  Dr. G, Dr. Rachel Cohen (our amazing resident), Renee, our Nurse Educator, and the 1st year intern who I never got his name.  The staff learned quick to cover their scrubs so Joshua would let them near him!  He loved Rachel and so did I. She spent an amazing amount of time with me helping me come to terms with everything. 
Leaving the hospital after 7 long days!! IT WAS SO GREAT to go home!
This is the number of needles Joshua uses in 3 weeks!!
This is an image that I took for granted prior to 2/13/10.  I always assumed Id celebrate his big day with a birthday cake smashing. When we were in the hospital I remember crying myself to sleep one night because I didn't think my baby would be able to have birthday cake.  (not that I needed the cake smashing, but that it was something he COULD NOT have)  3 weeks later we had these taken and then had the biggest celebration party with birthday cake you can dream of.  We were so thankful that we were able to be with our baby! 


  1. He looks so tiny in these pictures, it's heart-breaking to look at them. But I am so glad the doctor was there to properly diagnose him.

    And regarding your question about the video... my husband made it using the Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 program... he really likes it.

  2. The pictures really add a lot...I'm wiping up tears....and getting more of an understanding of what you've gone through and do everyday.

  3. Hi Shannon! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    The doctors told us the same thing, but we have found that 1 carb usually takes Matthew up about 7-8 BS points, so we can often treat him with only 5-10 carbs. Going on the low side of treatment prevents those reboundds. And of course, if he was really low, we would do the full 15, or even 30, right away!

    That night he was only 68, so we started with 8, but within an hour, went up to 14g. Still didn't matter because we had to add 2 juice boxes after that. It was really weird. Haven't had a situation like that with him yet.

    But basically, we're trying to avoid the rollercoaster of being low, then going high afterward.

    Tough to know what to do, but thanks for your comments. I still need all the help I can get!

  4. This was one of the worst weekends of my life. The funny thing is that he is still too cute in his hospital gown. I do not need to see him in one of those again anytime soon.

  5. He is such a little darling. I love that picture of him with the cake!

  6. That's the BEST cupcake EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your pics...tugs at my heart every time. I didn't have the guts to take pics of Addy...sometimes I wish I had...but...I was such a mess and could hardly think straight.

  7. i know this is one scrapbook you would have never wanted to make...but, these pictures will be forever part of his story and he will be thankful to have them when he is older...and cured.

    i love you.

  8. I love the hospital team picture. Everyone looks so happy!

  9. Thanks everyone! Id love to comment on each post but I am slammed with getting end of the year books done for Jackson's school!! YOU ARE THE best support system!! THANK YOU