I know rationally it’s manageable, he’ll likely be fine, and we’re learning to cope already, but it’s all still overwhelming. Lord, I wish he had teeth and could chew some of the between-meals snacks!
I’m looking up making crackers and bread with almond and coconut flour. He’s a crackeraholic, and it will be easier if I’ve got some more-normal (for him) snack foods on hand.
A week ago last Monday, my mother and I both noticed that he was a bit more tired than usual. On Tuesday he got his H1N1 shot, and were warned by multiple people that it could make him tired and/or sick. He got increasingly tired and lethargic and spacey throughout the week, his liquid intake increased dramatically, and he started peeing all the time. Also he was starving.
I looked up increased fluid intake in toddlers, and noted that diabetes was one of the causes, but I didn’t know that Type 1 wasn’t genetic, and no-one in our families had it- filed under “possible but unlikely”.
Went away for the weekend to visit Mr. Lissar’s Mum- Nat didn’t want to walk, was fussy, wanted me all the time. Not good. Not my son. Resolved to go to our family doctor when we got back.
Called the Telehealth hotline on Monday evening, when we returned, and they said likely reaction to the vaccine, but take him in to his doctor. We went to one of the doctors at our clinic the next morning, who started out saying 'vaccine reaction", but kept listening, asked about wet diapers, and ordered a blood glucose test. He said it was likely diabetes if his glucose was high.
Too high for their glucose monitor. Gave us a note and told me to get him to Sick Kids hospital emergency immediately, and also told me that I was extremely smart for not assuming it was just a virus, and looking up excessive hydration. And for getting him to a doctor before he went into a coma
We got to Emergency, were admitted, got Nat hooked up with fluids and insulin, spent an unhappy night holding him while he cried from hunger (he , talked to thousands of diabetes specialists, started learning about injections and glucose levels and blood monitoring and diet.
It’s been an educational week.