> hey what's for dinner mom?: Ketoacidosis

4.05.2011

Ketoacidosis

 My oldest son is currently in the ICU with ketoacidosis(key-to-acid-osis). It's what happens when an insulin dependent diabetic runs out of insulin, doesn't take insulin or doesn't take enough insulin. Basically your body can't process the blood sugar so it breaks down body fat to do it, leaving acid called ketones in your blood. To much acid in your blood can kill you. And that's where we are.

When Hero was 9 years old we discovered he had type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease. He has been an insulin dependent diabetic ever since. No one knows exactly what causes the body to turn against it's pancreas and keep it from producing insulin. It could be caused by a virus or genetic or even a wheat intolerance, it just isn't known for sure.

At this point I feel like I don't know anything for sure. I thought yesterday was tough with the exploding oven element but you know a kid in ICU trumps that inconvenience any day. Sure I'd like to cook food on a whim but I'd rather have my son home safe and sound. OK and cook for him and his brothers, at home, safe and sound. Can I have all of that?



 Peace and Love--


12 comments :

  1. Sending warm wishes to you and you son and all of your family. I hope tomorrow brings better news. If you want a shoulder just text or call. {{{hug}}}

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  2. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way!

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  3. Best wishes to your kiddo! If he's anything like his mother he'll be just fine.

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  4. Praying for his speedy recovery. Sure he will be home soon enjoying your food and playing with his brothers.

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  5. I had no idea that the lack of insulin creates too much acid in the blood. I'm sorry that all of this is happening & I am sending focused love to help.

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  6. You're still in my thoughts and prayers today. Hoping to hear good news soon!

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  7. I'm praying for Hero's full recovery. Hang in there.

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  8. i am Sending warm wishes to you and you son and all of your family.and I hope tomorrow brings better news....

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