December 28, 2007
You remember that fear I had, the one I wrote about here. It happened.
I got a frantic call from J yesterday. His blood sugar was through the roof, and he was being taken to the ER. At the ER it was 530. They thold him he is diabetic, got it down in the 200 range, gave him a perscription, and told him to follow up with his regular doctor within the next few days. The also discussed financing options for our ER visit, since we are sans health insurance at the moment.
We decided, since I was already off work, and our youngest had an obvious ear infection, that we should just take them both to the doctor yesterday. J’s appointment was first, and without insurance the visit was $56. His blood sugar was up over 300. This worried the doctor, who decided to put him in the hospital. Did I mention, we have no health insurance? Due to all this craziness going on, I was able to persuade the pediatirician to call the baby in an antibiotic without going through the whole office visit thing. The antibiotic was $35.
J is in the hospital, and his sugar levels keep fluctuating. He may not even get to go home today. I feel that I should say more, but I cannot wrap my brain around anything long enough to form complete sentences. Did I mention, we have NO HEALTH INSURANCE?
It appears that a MAJOR lifestyle change is in order around our parts. I have taken the first step by stocking the house with splenda and sugar-free treats, and bringing all the leftover Christmas cookies and candy in to my co-workers today.