Friday, May 20, 2011

Two years ago...

 Two years ago today I woke up next to my baby who'd been sick all week.

Two years ago today I noticed today was different.

Two years ago today I told my husband "somethings really wrong, she's breathing funny".

Two years ago today I called the nurse and demanded my daughter be seen, NOW!

Two years ago I buckled my baby into her carseat and handed her a cup of 7up and a puke bucket.

Two years ago today I fought back the tears as I drove, I was scared she was going to die.

Two years ago today I placed my baby on the scale and notice she's lost a LOT of weight.

Two years ago today the Dr. suggested we spend a few hours at the hospital pushing a few bags of fluid.

Two years ago today I watched as my baby lay in the hospital bed unresponsive as they started an IV and took blood.

Two years ago today the nurse came in gave me a hug and said "I'm sorry but she has type1 diabetes".

Two years ago today I waited until she left the before I cried.

Two years ago today the nurse returned, "your daughter is very sick, we can not care for her here. We'll move you down to the emergency room where they can watch her better until the transport team transports you to a children's hospital".

Two years ago today I walked next to the gurney as they pushed her to the emergency room, everyone we passed had a look of sympathy on their face as if somehow they knew how close to death my baby was.

Two years ago today a nurse came in and started my baby's first ever insulin drip.

Two years ago today the pediatrician came in and told me my baby was in DKA and how life threatening that really was.

Two years ago today I called my husband and told him to get here as soon as possible.

Two years ago today a critical care transport team showed up to get my baby.

Two years ago today I watched them load my baby into the back of pastel blue ambulance with angels on the side.

Two years ago today we arrived at the children's hospital and went straight up to the Pediatric ICU.

Two years ago today I stood and watched in disbelief as they placed an IV in my baby's neck.

Two years ago today I held my baby tight and thanked God for her life.

Two years ago today my baby's life was saved!


Tracy said...

And Thank God she WAS saved!


This sounds just like our dx (minus the transport).

So glad you knew there was something worth pushing to get her in for.

Yay for 2 healthy years with D!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Wow, what a moving post! So glad your baby's life was saved two years ago today!!!

Anonymous said...

You brought me to tears.

Hugs to you and your daughter. And here's to living and lives saved!

Joanne said...

Crying here too... so glad your little girl is happy and healthy today.

Unknown said...

And so the journey began.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."

What a blessing it is to read this post today.

Unknown said...

You know even though I have 3 children with T1...your story made my tears fall. You never get used to it and its never the same. Many blessings to you and your family as you celebrate today!

Unknown said...

Love to you. Beautiful post.

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

So glad you had that gut feeling!

Cherished Children said...

I had no idea that your girlie and mine shared a dx day. Joyful Monkey was diagnosed two years ago today as well. Glad she is doing so well now!

Heidi =) said...

Sending lots of love your way today! You have done a marvelous job over the last two years and will continue to do a marvelous job as the years go by. Your kids are lucky to have you as their mom! I'm glad that I know you both IRL and online. I hope you were able to take time and celebrate today.

Truly Blessed said...

OMG Chasiti I had no idea that is how you found out. I cannot imagine how Alivia felt and what you all went through. God has blessed you with a truly amazing child and she was blessed with such wonderful loving parents and siblings!! Your post touched me so much...I love you so much you are an amazing mom!!!

Jules said...

Oh sweet Lord. I put my hand over my mouth so I didnt cry out loud while I read this post but tears just streamed from my eyes anyway. BIG HUGS to you and you princess who looks like a china doll in the photos. Im grateful also. We are facing our 1 year anniversary.

Nicole said...

Oh man that was beautiful!! and thank God that was 2 years ago and she is still here with us.


cjay said...

I found your blog by complete accident, googling something completely unrelated. Bless your heart, your post brought me to tears as well. She looks like such a sweetheart. You are so blessed!

Mine was diagnosed on his 3rd birthday. Thanks to the amazing hospital staff he is about to see his 4th birthday.

LaLa said...

Chasiti - I am bawling. That was so beautiful. I thank God today that her life was saved that day.

Love you, Sweet Friend!

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NikDuck said...

So hard to read...thank God she was saved. Congrats on making it 2 years and for your healthy beautiful girl.

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It breaks my heart. Thanks God she was saved.