Monthly Archives: April 2012

Here is how it all began…

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     Pancreas Interrupted?  What does that mean?!  It means our world was tuned upside down by a tiny little organ that decided it was tired of working so hard to keep my son alive.       It all started on a hot August morning…my 4 year old was having surgery…no big deal, tonsils and adnoids, but being a Mom, I fretted and worried all night before the day of her procedure…if only I had known that would be my last night of sleep, I would have taken some Benadryl and knocked my self out!  So the day came and went…she did great…a little stress here and there, but over all…easy, peasy.  That afternoon my husband took our 6 year old twin boys to the playground.  He noted that Matthew had to pee several times…over the next few days, we noticed he was peeing and drinking constantly, he was very tired and cranky and started wetting his bed several times a night…I was thinking UTI ( can you say DENIAL???!!!). So on Wednesday, after he literally peed 20 times and was so thirsty he was drinking out of faucets in the mall (yuck!)  I called the Pediatrician and told them I thought Matt had a UTI.  So Thurday morning he peed in a cup and next thing I knew, I was at the children’s hospital with my son, husband and my Dad.  Matt’s blood glucose was 512 ( not too bad) and he had 106 fever.  And I had become a pacreas overnight.