Daniel walker himself into emergency, but when they finally got to him over an hour later with my husband pushing them to check, he was quickly hooked up to a drip and insulin. His BG was over 1000. They couldn' t even chart it. He was so dehydrated. It was very difficult ti find any good veins. He was transferred from our local hospital to another about 30 minutes away that could handle pediatrics intensive care. It took about 3 days to get him to stop throwing up. Yes large ketones. He was in the hospital 5 days. I find it still very emotional to talk about. I just remember the doctor telling in emergency that they were waiting for him to pee with all the fluids they were pushing. I asked "why?"... Because they wanted a sign that his kidneys weren't shutting down..The educator was short and brief teaching us a lifetime of care in an hour one day and hour another...But I remember the smile on my son's face when the dogs were brought in to visit and when he got to eat his first strip of bacon. I will work on keeping those images in my mind and not so much the ones that broke my heart the day of his diagnosis.