Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Today is day three of Diabetes Blog Week.  And I am still here.  Shocking!

Today's theme is Memories -

Today we're going to share our most memorable diabetes day.  You can take this anywhere... your or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you'd like to share.  

The sun will come up tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun

Okay, I would really like to tell you about the day that Silent Sam had done so well that he was taken off all medication.  It was a great day but to be perfectly honest, I don't remember it.  I am sure that he does and could tell you how great it felt.  

I remember the day we went to the emergency room.  Yes, our road started in the emergency room and then moved to a hospital room. We did not go to the emergency room because of diabetes.  Silent Sam had not been diagnosed with diabetes at that point.  We went because he had an infection in his leg.  So maybe we didn't even know that exactly.  We just knew that his leg hurt.  

I clearly remember the ER doctor coming in and saying that his blood sugar level was high.  Seriously, I had no idea what that meant except, of course, that it was bad because he was talking about it.  He suggested that SS go to the doctor and that he might have to take pills.  While this was not good news, what they were about to do to his leg sounded worse, so I still was not focused on the concept of pills.  Silent Sam ended up being admitted because they wanted him to get more IV antibiotics for the leg infection.  Once in the hospital room, the doctors became more more interested in his blood sugar levels.  They quickly noted that his level was high (300ish) and it was not coming down. 

This is how we moved into the land of diabetes.  

It was memorable because I knew so little and there was so much information to absorb. To be honest, I still have much to learn. I am hoping that Silent Sam continues to do well and I don't have to learn more.  Wouldn't that be great?  The odds are against us but we keep fighting.  

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carol, Just found your blog through diabetes blog week. I love that its from the perspective of a partner of PWD. I always wonder how my partner feels about it so its nice to see how you guys deal with it as well...and acknowledge that partners do need to deal with it. :)