Monday, January 26, 2009

I have been overwhelmed.....

This is my life right now......

Alexis Olivia





















Sometimes we ask "why?" and that is "ok."
My family has had a devastating week... with my favorite little niece going into Diabetic ketoacidosis on Thursday evening,
and being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes Type I...

This little girl must test her blood, with finger pricks 5 times daily and also, take seven insulin shots daily.....for the rest of her life...she is only 9 years old....Her diet will be completely different...No Twix bars or candy.....No birthday cake and ice cream :( Sleepovers will be difficult, and so will every aspect of her and her family's life.....

Juvenile Diabetes I is the worst possible type, where the pancreas completely shuts down, and does not make insulin.

"Lexi".....
Alexis Olivia's, entire life has changed, and we are trying to push past the sadness...She is very depressed ... quiet & sad.....:(

Lexi is in Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh Pa...
any prayers , advice or guidance...would truly be appreciated....
love , jojo


3 comments:

~Tonya said...

Awww Jojo, my heart breaks for lil one's that have to be so cautious with everything and prick their lil fingers, so many times a day.

I am sorry for what Lexi is going through and will continue to go through the rest of her life. It is not fair and it is okay to ask why?

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Lexi.

I myself am not familiar with D.1.

Feel better Jojo.
~Tonya

jojo said...

Tonya....
Thank you so much for the endearing note.....
I am heading to Childrens Hospital soon...
Her sugar went high again...so they are keeping her another night...she was suppose to come home today :(
But, she is a trooper, and even gave herself some shots yesterday :)
Thank you for your encouragement and support! xoxox
jojo

Cookie said...

What a precious - and BRAVE - little girl! It's heartbreaking to see such a young one going through this, but she sounds like a such a brave lil scout!
prayers are with this lil punkin, jojo ♥

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