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6 month old b/f baby with very sweet breath

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by broorel8, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. broorel8

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    I'm glad to know the type 2 history won't add to her risk. Other than the a fore mentioned type 1's, the only other autoimmune issue issue is that my brother in law has Grave's disease.

    Of course, the numbers mean alot more than a family history I'd imagine, but I'd feel a lot less nervous if no one in our families had diabetes or other autoimmune diseases. :/
     
  2. Heather(CA)

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    My oldest son is growth hormone deficent and my youngest has type 1:(. I like the idea of the ketosticks. You can put some cotton balls in her diaper then squeeze the urine onto the sticks. If it changes color, go to the ER:(

    So sorry your going through this, hopefully it's nothing:(
     
  3. broorel8

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    You know, I guess this might be a coincidence, but you're the second person I've talked to who has one growth hormone deficient child and one diabetic. I know they're both endocrine issues, but I guess I didn't realize how closely related they are. Hopefully I can stay OUT of this club :(

    My daughter's resting peacefully right now. Her color looks good and she doesn't seem to be having any breathing issues. I walked into her room that has the diaper champ, and it definitely smells sweet. I'm going to get the ketosticks as soon as my husband gets home and test a diaper.
     
  4. Seans Mom

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    It's 10:30 p.m. on the east coast.......... I hope you're on the east coast. lol And please don't take this the wrong way, but we don't want you to join our club, at least not as an official member. You're welcome anytime as a visitor though. ;)
     
  5. broorel8

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    I'm central. My husband is just tutoring a student for an hour after class though, so if it is an emergency I can tell him to ditch the student and come home ASAP.
     
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    Hoping you were on the east coast was more for me than you. lol We had an endo appt. this morning (2 hrs. away) so it was an early morning and long day. I'd really like to know what she tests at before going to bed, but fearing I may not be able to make it. If she's sleeping peacefully, not breathing heavily or giving you any "mommy instinct warning" right now, I say let her sleep. You are on alert, know what to watch for and on the best site for support, so you are at least 3 steps ahead of where I was Aug. of 2007. ;)
     
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    I understand, when we first moved we were driving 3 hours to see specialists. In fact, my son's urologist is STILL 3 hours away! I'll post an update when we find anything out. Thank you so much for all of your input, I really appreciate it.
     
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    I wanted to say that I'm praying that you DO NOT have to join this "club"..but if you must...know that you've found an excellent source of support and information. Please keep us updated when u can. :cwds:
     
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    Look for Keto-Diastix. They test both glucose and ketones and you don't need a meter.
     
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    No matter what...we are here for you:cwds:
     
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    Believe me, I don't want you in this club either:( Do you belong to Magic? I know someone there who has one with type one and the other has GHD. I'm on the west coast, please keep us posted. It's only 9:07pm here. I'll be up until at least 11.
     
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    Thinking about this a little, if she reads high bg call the endo and ask how to proceed. You can avoid the ER and get addmitted to the hospital, at 6 months old during flu season no reason to expose her to any of those germs. Anyways the ER won't be of any help at this point when she is stable and not emergent. The ER is just a safe place to be if it is Type 1.
     
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    I'm chiming in late here-- but we caught our daughter as early as we did because a pharmacist listened to my husband's concerns and offered to test her bg right there in the pharmacy. Apparently they charge $5 to test it. So he brought DD back into the pharmacy, the meter read "high" and the pharmacist told him to take her straight to the ER. She didn't even charge him. :p

    Anyway--- you may be able to just have her tested at a pharmacy somewhere if there's one open late somewhere nearby.
     
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    I talked to the doctor and he told me we could wait until tomorrow to be seen, so that's how we're going to proceed.
     
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    We hope all goes well tomorrow! Keep us posted .
     
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    You know, I have to say that my first thought was that she smells fruity because she's now eating fruit. But I have no idea what that fruity/acetone smell people report is like. With the family history, I think getting her checked out is a really good idea.
     
  18. Seans Mom

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    I hope you never find out.
     
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    That was my first thought too, but checking it out is for sure the right thing to do.
     
  20. broorel8

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    Hey everyone. It looks like everything is normal, but they're going to see us again in a week to recheck. Thanks for everything.
     

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