Thursday, October 18, 2012

It will never happen...

You know that phrase, "oh, that will never happen to me." Well, it is totally false. Things always happen. The post man skips your house when you are expecting an awesome package. Cars really will splash you when you are walking along the side walk. And, your children really can get sick, really sick. 
Jazz decided to get sick, and I almost didn't notice.  Jazz has Type 1 Diabetes. 
Just a few weeks after lil' fella joined our family Jazz started going through diapers like crazy. He was super thirsty all the time. He couldn't sleep through the night because he would be so thirsty he would need a drink. Then one morning his breathing suddenly started sounding terrible, and he was throwing up all over the place. I took him in to see the doctor, and we ended up leaving the doctors office in an ambulance. After a four night and day stay at the hospital we took our little boy home with a text book of how to take care of him, a sweet little "poke case" with all his needles shots and test strips. He is doing fine now. I thought I would just share a couple of pictures from our four not so great days in the hospital. Here is Jazz taking a nap in the hospital. We had to wrap up his hand with the IV in it because he kept picking at it.

After the first two days in the hospital Jazz felt a lot better. Here he is putting on a puppet show for Ty when Jazz was supposed to be sleeping.

Jazz loved the toy room in the hospital. We drove this car through the hallways. Jazz made friends with the nurses and he would wave and say "Hi" as we drove past. Then he would shout "Bye!" after we had passed them. He was so funny.

 But, Jazz is doing just fine now. He even gained back the weight he lost during his drink the whole ocean phase of thirstyness before he was diagnosed. Now we go through 8 shots a day, count our carb intake super carefully, and enjoy this sweet little munchkin as much as possible. This kid is definately a favorite. And, it is funny, when terrible things happen, you suddenly love the things you have so much more. I love being healthy, and being able to eat anything I want to without having to think about giving myself shots or how I am going to pay for it later. Jazz will never have the luxury of eating anything at any time. But, he is going to be super healthy food wise. He is also the cutest little diabetic boy I have ever met. I am so blessed to have this kiddo in my life. I am not sure what I did to deserve his sweet spirit. He really is one of the best natured children ever. I love him to pieces, and I am so glad that I know what I need to do to take care of him and keep him healthy. Yay for technology! Yay for little boys! Yay for forever families!


Abby said...

If there was anyone to take care of a sick little boy, it would be you! I know you are being the most attentive, loving little mommy ever! I'm glad nothing too serious went wrong and you caught things in time.

Jeanna said...

You are an awesome mom! Jazz is so lucky you are the one taking care of him. Those were scary days, he looks so happy and well now, whew! I love you guys!!

Alyssa said...

You are such a good mommy!!! Little J is so blessed to have you as his mom! I don't know how you do it, but your strength, patience, kindness and optimism is so very admirable :) So glad to see that that sweet little boy of yours is all smiles now!

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