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4kids4me
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4kids4me

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4kids4me was last seen:
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    1. 4kids4me
      4kids4me
      Thank you, Lisa. So many of those memories 'I' don't like to recall. When I hear about yet another child being admitted to the ER in the same condition that MK was, it just breaks my heart. Oddly enough, I've been corresponding with a new friend on FB and his son's story is so very similar to yours. Just from the fact that your boys were put into a medically induced coma. Just commenting on that point.
      T1 awareness is my passion since losing our daughter. It's what I am and what I do. My only purpose in doing it is to hopefully spare other parents from the loss and mistakes that we made and the ignorance of this increasingly prevalent disease.
    2. challengerbee
      challengerbee
      I just read your story you wrote in 3/2009 about your daughter. It brought tears to my eyes and also brought back some memories I don't like to remember. Our son now 10 was diagnosed the same way your daughter was. We thought he may have the flu and he was having trouble breathing so we took him to the ER where we were told he had diabetes. They transferred him by ambulance to one of the children's hospitals in st louis. He was in PICU for 2 days in a medical induced coma and was released after 5 days in the hospital. We have had alot of ups and downs thru the years. You were so correct stating that this needs to be put out to the community more. Luckily our son has survived but we were told had we not got him to the ER when we did he would have either been in a coma or would have passed away within the next 12 hours. I am so sorry for the loss of Mary Kathryn. May God be with you and your family. Lisa
    3. chammond
      chammond
      When Logan was in the hospital, we thought, "oh, diabetes. We can handle that. Then a few minutes later a doctor came and asked if we needed spiritual counsel or anyone to come read last rights, just in case. I was okay until then and I just lost it and told the poor man to just go away. I didn't see anything yesterday, so don't worry. Have a good day!
    4. chammond
      chammond
      I just read your story on Squidoo(sp?), and it is heartbreaking. It did make me cry because the similarities to Logans diagnosis are so jarring. We were lucky enough that our son is still with us, but it could have turned out differently. Logan was 7 months when he was diagnosed, we took him to the ER in the morning because he was having trouble breathing. Later we found out Logan had diabetes and was in DKA. We were flown to Childrens Hospital, the third hospital in 8 hours. That was the longest week of my life, and our endocrinologist said that it was sheer luck that the ER dr. would even have connected T1D with an infant. I don't know why I'm telling you about this, but I often think about how easily things could have turned out differently and get sick to my stomach. I am so sorry for your loss.
    5. Reese'sMom
      Reese'sMom
      I just read your profile about your daughter's dx and passing. My heart just hurts terribly every time I hear of a mother who has lost her child. Welcome to CWD, and I hope you will find this a wonderful place for support and understanding.

      I really believe you could get some great information for your speech from some of these people on this board.
    6. alex's mom
      alex's mom
      Thank you for sharing your story, Deb. My heart goes out to you and your family...
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    Location:
    Alabama
    Occupation:
    SAHM & writer
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Mom to 4 children. Our daughter was dx JD 1/31/09, but never stabilized. She died 2/1/09.

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    Deb, mom to Chris 1/12/96 Alex 4/6/00 Mary Kathryn 11/18/02-2/1/09 dx 1/31/09 Patrick 8/26/04
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