Thursday, 28 February 2008

Not a Tummy Bug!

Quick post -
After posting Monday evening I spent the rest of the night sitting up with Jacob while his condition gradually worsened. We ended up in A & E on Tuesday morning while my very poorly boy drifted in and out of consciousness attached to numerous drips. He has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's been a very long three days and a steep learning curve of blood testing, insulin injections and dietry advice but he has been amazingly brave despite feeling absolutely awful. We have weeks of monitoring and clinics ahead of us and Jacob has a lifetime of managing his condition but at least we are home this evening and hope to resume some form of normality soon.
Now to sleep... zzzzz!

PS My Mum and Dad took the puppy!


  1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about Jacob. I know what a roller coaster it is but once they get the insulin stabilized, things will be better. Wow, this is life changing. Be well -- to you and your entire family.


  2. that is so scary. So glad it's been diagnosed so it can be treated. I hope he's feeling better soon. Obviously big changes but I believe in you that you can all do it together. hugs
    Helen suzanne

  3. That must have been so scary for you all. Although not good news I am sure you will all be strong enough to cope with this and I do hope Jacob is feeling better now.

  4. Oh my word Gina poor Jacob and poor you!! I hope Jacob is starting to feel better. I'm sure it will take a bit of getting used to a 'new normal' but hope things settle down for all of you really soon.
    Lesley xxxx

  5. Oh my word Gina ... thank goodness you managed to find out about that. Poor Jacob. Mind you, I have a couple of friends with diabetes and know it to be a whole way of life rather than 'just' an ailment. I hope he learns to live within its boundaries.

    Lots of love to you all (((hugs))) x

  6. Oh Gina you poor things! Poor poor Jacob - life isn't being very easy on him is it? I hope he starts to feel much better very quickly and adapts okay to the new way of life. Sending you lots and lots of love. Lucy xxx

  7. Diabetes runs in my family so I know what you are going through. My brother has had Type 1 since he was 24. It's not stopped him from leading a full life though, he rules the diabetes and doesn't let the illness rule him.

  8. Sending love and hugs and hope that everything will settle to a new sort of normality soon. Thank you for your email - I'll be in touch later on.

  9. I Hope you find the adjustment ok, I know it is hard. My friends little girls was diagnosed at 3 yr ish, and it took a little while but now they both cope and life is normal. Best of luck.

  10. I hope Jacob is feeling better soon.

  11. Poor you and Poor Jacob it must be a relief to know what was making him so ill, but it will be a steep learning curve. My mum is a type 2 diabetic but she is on type 1 insulin injections. I also have a friend who's son was diagnosed type 1 at the age of 12. good luck Jane x

  12. Oh my gosh, how scary Monday night must have been for you all!

    I know nothing about Diabetes so have nothing helpful to add, but I hope that Jacob will soon adjust.

    ..... I also hope that he'll still be able to enjoy the odd Mojito?


    ps. I got your package today, thank you so much for all the fab goodies, I love them!

  13. Poor Jacob. It must have been so frightening for you and how easy to think it was a bug after the holiday! Now that you know about the problem you will cope with it and Jacob will grow up knowing what to do and how to keep himself stable. Hugs to you all, Mags

  14. hugs to you all.Atleast it was diagnosed early so you can deal with it now...rather than later.

  15. I hope Jacob is feeling a little better - that must be a terrible shock for him.
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