Have you ever thought that maybe your child's dx caused PTSD for you?
Yesterday I was biding my time in line at Costco by checking FB. I had a message from a very dear friend. The message stated that she was becoming increasingly concerned about the health of one of her children. A few months ago this child had a fainting spell which is believed to have been a hypoglycemic episode. This child does not have T1D. There were many details but the ones that stuck out to me were PALE, WEIGHT LOSS, TIRED, SHIVERS, AN UNEXPLAINED TUMMY ACHE.
A knot formed in my stomach and I could not wait to get though that line and out to my car which would be a more appropriate place for the conversation that I needed to have. I didn't get her and left a message. A very long drawn out rambling message I might add, becuase I just couldn't keep my thoughts straight. As I drove home, I was back in that place just hours before Bekah's dx. I wanted to run over to my friend and scoop her and her child up and put them in a safe place. I prayed, "Lord please help them find answers soon and please don't let it be what I think it is"
My friend has a few family members with T2D and was able to do a BG check on her child 1 hour postprandial and got a 123 whew! I breathed a sigh of relief when I read that in a message she sent me later. Then it hit me. I had gotten a little crazy over this family so dear to me having the slight possibility of a life changing dx. I hope through my craziness my friend saw and felt my love for her and her daughter first and foremost.