Saturday, January 16, 2010


Well it's late and Jeff and I are up with Emma who is sick from high blood sugar. I thought I would pass the time with a quick update. Emma's surgery to place ear tubes was postponed until she recovers from an illness. I so want her to be able to sleep better and this surgery will give her that. But, she has a really bad cough. The last time she went under sedation even remotely close to a cough resulted in pneumonia, so we are just fine waiting. When I talked to the coordinator about pushing it back, I started realizing that she has been sick way too long. Off to the Dr. we went, she was put on an antibiotic for a sinus infection and ear infection. After 1 day on the medicine I can already see an enormous change, even in her blood sugars. I hate that she is on her 4th or 5th round of antibiotics since school started, but obviously she needs them. What do you do? In spite of how miserable she must have been feeling she's been kissing our faces off over and over and dancing away to every song she hears. She is so tough, I love that about her. Even with yucky Diabetes, which does make her really sick. It never keeps her down for long. Not too long ago I spoke with one of the nurses at her school, her husband happens to live with Diabetes(I'm not sure if it's type 1 or type 2). She mentioned that her husband feels sick up to 24 hours after a bad blood sugar episode. It really caught me off guard since bad episodes are a normal part of any day for her. I realized how resilient Emma is through all of this when it is literally pounding her kidneys and body every day. She lives with a really bad case of Diabetes and still smiles. I have so much to learn from her.


Jolley's said...

That little Emma is definetly one tough cookie! My bro, (who is now 18 but has had diabetes since he was 4) talks frequently about how sick he gets when his blood sugars get messed up--in fact his whole personality changes when his sugar is off. So for Emma to still be such a cute, bubbly little girl when she is going through so much, certainly speaks volumes of her strength. Just love, love her!

suelmayer said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. As a fellow parent of an amazing child I just had to check out your blog too. Emma is absolutely adorable and she is a very tough little girl. Like you, I am learning so much from Sam. I just have to slow down and pay attention. He wants to teach me so much!! Enjoy your journey!