Rachel B.'s quilt (Quilt Closed)
Rachel loveâ€™s quad rides , camping, cod fishing and campfires and her favourite colour is purple but has such a love for camo
Rachel was diagnosed at 15 months old, Rachel was born a very healthy baby girl FEBRUARY 14th 2005 weighing 8 lbs 4 oz. Then when Rachel was 6 months old she caught the croup cough and chickenpox off her brother, i was very happy that she had gotten this out of the way at such a young age, but by the time Rachel was a 1 year old she still could not walk and we had talked to our dr a few times just to see why it was talking her so long to walk, it was like her legs were jelly when she stood for any period of time, it was kinda summed up as she wasnâ€™t ready and nervous. Then her older brother got GASTRO and was admitted for a day at our local hospital, i also asked them to just look over Rachel as she been sleepy and more thirsty, i was told to giver her Gatorade to keep her hydrated and it would help with the lethargicness, and it did she would perk right up after drinking some and them she would slowly go right back to no energy and wanting to sleep this was on a Friday, Saturday i rushed her to the emergency there was more wrong in my eyes than gastro, now her little heart was beating out of her chest and she was struggling to breath, i took her in the emergency almost lifeless they took her right away done testing and her sugars was 29.9 my baby was just diagnosed with TYPE ONE DIABETES ! How our lives will now change forever. We stayed at the hospital for a week to 10 days and she spent 2 days in ICU and was giving insulin there, when she got admitted to the floor the most amazing thing happened she walked right to the door and placed her little face on the glass and waved to the nursed at the desk ..our questions was answered she needed insulin to walk. A lot happened in the days at the hospital we learned so much,it was overwhelming at times. Then the day came we had to give her the needle she was our baby how do we do this everyday for the rest of her life, how about she cries how about she fights our nurse walked us threw every step of the way she knew how sacred we were, she understood because her daughter was diagnosed at a very young age so she truly was an angle in our eyes she was the one who we could and did trust and she assured us everything will be ok it will be hard at time and exhausting but we will be ok, after all rachel was so amazing she she did none of the above Iâ€™was so blessed. Rachel was released taking 4 needles a day with a sliding scale up to 8 most days we gave our beautiful baby girl 8 needles in her arms, legs , belly and thighs until the day she started Kindergarten she received her first insulin pump a life changing piece of technology that no one should ever have to go with out. Rachel will be 15 next month she is on her 3rd pump and sheâ€™s has grown into a beautiful young lady that has had to grow up long here her time, counting carbs at 5 years old and knowing how to treat a low at such a young age. Rachel donâ€™t know any other way of life when she was small she would call her self Rachel diabetic Brace, Iâ€™m very proud of my daughter she has tough me to never give up and although this was not what i had planed for her, Rachel and our family are all dealing with this together head on.