She's Home!

eggyg

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Great news, she looks fine she has her phone attached to her hand! Have phone will survive anything. :)
 

Toucan

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Type 2
So good to hear that's she is home again.
 

Lindarose

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MODY
I’m so glad your daughter is home and hope you are feeling a lot better now you are all together xx
 

Ditto

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I am very pleased for you both. :)
 

SB2015

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Type 1
I hoe that you all got some sleep.
Don’t forget o look after yourself too.
 

AndBreathe

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All excellent news @stephknits - Your daughter looks happy to be home, but I reckon you'll be even happier. It's so fantastic you managed to head off any real heavy crisis involving DKA. Very well done to you both for that.

I'm sure there'll be bumps in the road, but having another in-home T1 will be marvellous for her, and at least you will know how to help her through the early days.

Best wishes to you all.
 

happydog

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That is such wonderful news. You must be so relieved. It is sad that she has this problem but she has such an advantage in having a loving caring and experienced person to help and guide her. Take care both of you and I wish you all the best. :)
 

Sally71

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Fab news - and she's lucky to have a good teacher to help her to get used to it all! It must have been awful for you all, not being allowed to be together when she was in hospital, I’d have been going spare :(
 

stephknits

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Fab news - and she's lucky to have a good teacher to help her to get used to it all! It must have been awful for you all, not being allowed to be together when she was in hospital, I’d have been going spare :(
Thanks Sally, I was going a bit insane. Bad luck being late on a Friday night. Have since found out that they should have rung the pediatric on call emergency number and they have 24 hr cover from the pediatric diabetes team. She should have been taken to the children's ward as she was under 17 and we would have been able to be with her, have access to the specialists and all kit etc. Still, under the correct team now. We have our first video call meeting with the team today all together. I feel like a new person all over again and am dredging my brain trying to remember how MDI works.
 

SB2015

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Glad to hear that you are now under the correct team, and that the video call is booked.
They may assume that you know everything but as you say MDI is so different.

Let us know how it goes.
 

AndBreathe

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Really pleased for you Steph.

I think a lot of things are a bit approximate at the moment, which is hard when you're on the wrong end of such a service.

I'm sure it'll all come back to you, once it starts ......
 

Pine Marten

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Lovely news, @stephknits , what a relief - and a lovely pic too :)
 

brisr949

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Sorry to bump an old thread but was just interested to see how she is doing now, has she settled into it well?.

Adam.
 

stephknits

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Sorry to bump an old thread but was just interested to see how she is doing now, has she settled into it well?.

Adam.
Thanks so much @brisr949 that is so thoughtful, especially as you have had your own recent hospital stay to deal with.
She is now 3 weeks in from diagnosis. We are struggling with lows at the moment as her pancreas kicks back into gear now it is being helped by the insulin. The good old honeymoon period. She still really struggles with the needles, but remains amazingly positive. Am very proud of her.
 

Pumper_Sue

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We are struggling with lows at the moment as her pancreas kicks back into gear now it is being helped by the insulin.
An essential shopping trip is order to choose fav sweeties for hypo treatment :) You are never to old to appreciate the delights of sweet choices :D See there is an advantage to having diabetes.
 

trophywench

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I always said that when I was first diagnosed when aged 22, Sue! Thank heaven I grew up being able to enjoy a whole Mars bar or tube of Smarties when I could - once rationing came off anyway - I'm ruddy old so could only have a slice or one of each colour, cos the week's ration had to be shared between my big sis and I!

Jelly Babies are so, so USEFUL - whoever imagined that?
 

Pumper_Sue

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She still really struggles with the needles, but remains amazingly positive. Am very proud of her.
Is this the anticipated fear that it's going to hurt? If so would the cream that you put on before an injection help her? I can't remember what it's called but from what I remember it can be bought in the chemist shop. Some parents call it the magic cream as it numbs the area for injection.
 

SB2015

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She is now 3 weeks in from diagnosis. We are struggling with lows at the moment as her pancreas kicks back into gear now it is being helped by the insulin. The good old honeymoon period. She still really struggles with the needles, but remains amazingly positive. Am very proud of her.
That honeymoon period is so inappropriately named!!!
I am not sure how long she would need to do injections before they would consider a pump for her. That would reduce the needles. I wonder who has taught her to remain so positive. Well done Mum.
 
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