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Friday, April 1, 2016

Where Do I Begin?

Salam Alaikum!

Wow, has another year nearly passed since my last post? So much has happened, I do not even know where to begin. 

With Ahmad being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, this year has flown by, and we have just kept ourselves busy learning about this disease and how to treat it. Once we had become adjusted to this new lifestyle, my husband fell sick with pluerisy, and was home resting for a month. When he did return to work the first day, someone hit him from behind on the highway! Once again, he had to stay home to recooperate. Between this sickness and the car accident, we were in the process of getting Ahmad an insulin pump to better manage his blood sugar numbers. 

Good news is! Ahmad now has his pump! We spent 2 weeks practicing with it, with sterile water instead of Insulin. Last Tuesday, we had a hospital stay, and filled it with insulin. That night we were sent home and all was well. Then the next day, Wednesday, his blood sugars soared, and we couldn't get them to go down! I was so terribly stressed out and sleep deprived since I was checking his BG (blood glucose) every 2 hours around the clock. I seriously felt like giving up, but we pulled through, changed his pump site, and his blood sugars evened out. We are still working on perfecting the rate of insulin for his little body. Honestly, it is all trial and error. We really truly never know how blessed we are to have a healthy and functioning body, until we loose that. Subhanllah. I am just so thankful for the modern medicine so our son is still with us and is able to have a healthy and happy life, inshallah. Please pray for a cure for this terrible auto immune disease!


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