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Hi! This is Alexis. She is seven months old. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight weeks old. She had been vomiting all night and so the next morning we took her to the doctor, he immediately sent us to our local emergency room. The staff was waiting for her arrival. Once there, they took Lexie into the trauma unit for about 45 minutes. We knew nothing. Finally the doctor came out and told us that Lexie was going to be flown to a children s hospital. She was in diabetic coma. Her blood sugar was 881. She has in the critical care unit for two days, then moved to the floor. She has there a total of four days.

Since Lexie has been diagnosed we have switched doctors. We love her new doctors. They have a great follow up system. We have had a very difficult time with her blood sugars.

Lexie has recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (May 4, 2004).

I sometimes feel I can't deal with all of this, but I keep remembering that it is a miracle that she is still with us. Things could be a lot worse.

My advice would be take life one day at a time, always research and have faith in God.

Lexie has a sister Caitlin. She is in second grade. She is not diabetic. She prays for Lexie everyday. Lexie also has a brother Blake. He is three. He is not diabetic. He does not understand what is going on. It has been rough on him too. He was once the baby then a new baby, then Mommy had to leave him for four days to be with Lexie. He is so good with Lexie.

Lexie is a sweet and happy baby.

Feel free to email me at dan7330[@]

Lexie's mom

Alexis -- Lexie for short

Published May 5, 2004

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