November 28, 2011

Crappy Curve Ball - 31 Health Posts in 30 Days

 The picture below is of my oldest niece, Kyra.  The leg you can see in the lower right hand corner is my oldest sister, Lisa.  
Yesterday Kyra was hanging out at a friend's house.  This friend had been diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago.  Before they ate their lunch, they decided to test both of their blood sugar levels.  373 was the number that came up for Kyra.  Lisa made an appointment for her to go to the doctor the next day.  However, after lunch (and drinking a non diet soda) it got up to 492 and then to 539.  Lisa went and picked her up they headed to the Urgent Care.
 They were there for a bit before heading over to the hospital.  They were supposed to stay in the hospital for a few days, but since Lisa is diabetic, they decided that she could help Kyra with everything and they left the hospital this afternoon.
This sucks.  I'm more upset about this than when I was diagnosed...granted...I know what she is getting into.  At least she has much more of an idea than I did.  She's one lucky girl to have so many people around her who care, and not only who care but people who know what she is going through.  Now I know what it feels like to wish that you could take everything away from one person and take it on yourself instead.  But she is a brave girl.  Just another diabetic curve ball in our family's life.  
 Kyra's diabetes starting kit...that's a lot of stuff!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:


Natalie Smith said...

That is so terrible!!! At least she has you.

karlie said...

Kyra! I love you! Still can't believe it. Good thing she has Lisa...and YOU!

Karenh said...

Ewwwww!!! That is SO NOT NICE! Sorry for Kyra and Lisa to have this additional burden to deal with. Such a sneaky disease >:( Love to all!

Pitzaks said...

OMGoodness, this is soooo stinky! Poor Kyra and her family. I know she is in good hands but those poor hands(Lisa) will be full of worry. My prays to them all

Meri said...

I'm completely speechless. Thank the good lord she has such a wonderful mother and such an amazing aunt...and awesome family to support her! She is ahead of the game having so much knowledge surrounding her. Love you! I know you all got this, but if there is ANYTHING I can do...anything at all, please let me know.

Lisa said...

Thanks Allison! We added a Novolog Flexpen after that! LOL!!! Looking forward to her first day of school as a diabetic tomorrow!!! NOT! Should be interesting!

Mylese said...

I saw Aunt Marylyn's facebook post and wondered what was going on with Kyra. So sorry to hear the news! Thanks for posting the information. We will keep all of you in our prayers!!


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