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Sweetpea's Diaversary: Full Circle

Thursday, April 28, 2011

 7,300 finger pricks
 200 pump site changes
 52 cgm site changes
15 trips to the hospital
730 days

Click to read my posts about our FIRST Diaversary...
One Year Ago...
 Happy Diaversary

And our Dx Story...
April 27, 2009

That was as far as I got.  All HELL broke loose and I haven't been back since.

Sweetpea's diaversary was Wednesday. 

We spent it inpatient.  At the same hospital where she was diagnosed.

Tuesday night, Sweets had a severe low.  She dropped from 500 to 32 to LOW in under 2 hours.  She had two seizures.  I used the glucagon.  We called 911.  We thought she wasn't going make it.

It was awful.  It was a nightmare.  It was the worst day of my life.  I have never been more scared.

She's fine...  And it's a long story.  I'll tell you about it.  I promise.  I just can't do it now.

For now, the important this is - SHE is fine!  (J and I are still pretty shaken up,)  Dexcom saved her life.  With help from glucagon. 

Go hug your babies.  No matter how old they are. 

And don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway celebrating Sweetpea!  Remember that surprise I told you about?  Here it is...

I'm picking TWO winners!  One to win the necklace charm in the last post and one to win THIS...

And because I've been absent... I'm extending the date of the giveaway!  You have until Saturday night (April 30) to enter.  I'll announce the winner on Sunday!  See this post for rules... and to enter. 


So, if you've already entered you're set.  If you have not... do it now - but do it HERE!

Good Luck!!



  1. Idk if you got my fb message. I saw what happened while I was gone. I stopped. I cried. I prayed for you.

    Thank God for dex, and glucagon. I wish I could hug you guys right now! Love you!!

  2. Let Sweatpea know I love her so much!- and you too. when I went to write on your wall the other day HUNDREDS of people had the same idea!!
    WE are all here for YOU. we love you so much, everything you go through and do for your daughter is incredible.

    the DOC, and especially me have a tremendous amount of respect for you, Hallie.

    Much Love,
    Haley <3

  3. Oh gosh...I am sick and crying reading this. I am so sorry this happened, but praise God she is okay. Stupid diabetes...and on her diaversary...uggh. Hang in there. Good job Mama for using the glucagon and getting her the care she needed. Thank God she is okay. Hugs.

  4. I've been unplugged, and this is the 1st I had heard... my heart stopped. I'm so glad to hear she's OK, but this makes me hate diabetes so much. Best to all of you on that end.

  5. I am in tears and had to share this with my husband, because I know how scary it can be.. We had a similar situation, I will FB message you in private. I am just glad to hear that you are all ok. Sweetpea is ok, but that is no way to have to spend her diaversary. You are so lucky to have caught it with your CGM.

  6. Oh my gosh, I am numb for you right now. Praying for healing and peace for your family. It happens to the most careful and proactive parents and that scares me, to no end. And with that, I'll go check my baby girl's sugar again, even though I just put her to bed.

  7. Oh Hallie! I had seen a couple of posts, but wasn't sure what had happened. I can't imagine the fear you all must have felt going through all of that! My heart is racing just reading your post. Thank God Sweets is okay! And hopefully you and J will be able to feel more relaxed over the next few days...I just can't imagine though! Hugs to you all!!!

  8. Oh, Hallie! Thank God Sweetpea is OK. I can't even imagine...what a scary time that must have been. I pray God's peace will flood over you and your family. Wish I could "do" something to help..dinner, coffee, anything. Thoughts and prayers and love will have to do!
    Going to check on Bean right now and give her and Bug kisses on their precious sleeping faces!

  9. Seeing this on FB gave me chills. Reading this post gave me chills. Absolutely terrifying! SO glad she's okay. May you never experience another event like that ever!!! We need a cure!!! Sending love and hugs!!!

  10. I can only imagine how scary that was. I am praising the Lord with you for her victory over this battle! I'm going to go hug Kelsey right now!

  11. HUGS & LOVE for Sweet Pea & her amazing parents!
    I am so sorry about what you all went through, but I'm incredibly grateful to hear that SP is doing better!!!
    Kelly K

  12. Pleased to hear Sweetpea is on the mend. Best wishes to you all.

  13. I am glad she is ok. And I am glad you are ok. Ihave been thinking of you and sending you love and prayers.

  14. <3

    Thankful for Dex and Gluc and God...and Sweet's life today. xoxo

  15. Much love, my friend.

    I felt like it was happening to my own child -- COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT! I was a your girl, love you, *HATE* the fact that this horrible event took place.

  16. I was SO scared for you! So I can't even begin to imagine what you and J went through. I can't even type this without crying. This really shook me, Hallie.

    So thankful that you and Sweetpea had an angel watching out for you that night.

    BIG HUGS!!

  17. I have prayed and thought about you and your sweet family all week. It just hits so close to home . . . .so terribly frightening. I look forward to reading the detailed report so I can somehow try to gleam bits of wisdom through the tears. Then again, I do not want to read about the detailed report because the reality of the D-monster is heard to look in the eye.

  18. My heart hurts for you all. :( ((HUGS))

  19. Hallie, I'm so, so sorry this happened to your precious baby girl. It is my worst nightmare. I can't imagine it. I'm in tears every time I think about it. For her, for you, for all of us. Some days you just have to cry.

    We need a cure.

    Love you and that sweet girl.

  20. I am so sorry to hear that, glad everything is okay now.

  21. My friend, you are one strong momma! I cried when I heard what had happened and I cried again when I read this. I can't even imagine going through what you did. I'm so happy that you have that little sweatpea home again. Please give her a big hug from us.

  22. I am so glad to hear she is OK. That must have been so scary for both you and her. It's a fear I have of living alone that no one will be there for me. She is so lucky to have you!

  23. Oh my goodness. How horrible. My heart goes out to you and your little sweetpea. I'm so sorry. I'm so glad she is ok.

  24. I am so behind, this is the first I'm hearing of this. I'm so sorry, how scary for all of you. My heart almost stopped when I read your post.

    I hope SP is feeling better and big HUGS to all of you!

  25. Oh, Hallie-I'm so glad she's okay! I am also behind, sorry. Bless your heart. I'll be praying for you guys-I know God was watching over you, funny how He's shaped like Dex sometimes. ; )

    Sending hugs!! Holly

  26. I'm sitting here bawling...I just can't imagine. I am so sorry and I hope that when I read the whole story I am able to learn from it. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. Oh my word, Hallie. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. So glad Sweetpea has you taking care of her.

    I'm keeping you in my prayers. I'm sure you're still so very shaken up.

    Love you.....


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