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Deakin's Diabetes Pump

$670 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 7 months
About 3 yrs ago my son got very sick and it wasn't until a urgent hospital trip that we became aware of how sick he actually was. A nurse told me my 5yr old (almost 6yr old) had keto-acidosis. I didn't have a clue what she was talking about next thing i knew we was rushed off to another hospital where on the way i almost lost my little boy 3 times. He was admitted to icu for over 2 hours. We have had countless hospital trips since diagnosis due to diabetes, and sickness related. He is not only battling this disease he also has a incontinence issue also Deakins recommended treatment for his diabetes is to have an insulin pump for better control. At the moment we are doing multiple daily injections day and night. Some nights i am up at 2am checking him to make sure he is ok after having a bad day. I know $10,000 is alot of money which i can not afford by myself being a single mum of 4 children. I am only asking for help as we missed the deadline (which we was unaware of) for funding through jdrf, and now deakin isn't on the priority list for a funded one. I will be also doing as much as i can to help donate towards my sons fund by holding cake stalls with the help of deakin. If i can manage to raise the funds with the help of others it will be greatly appreciated and help deakin alot with being more acceptable of his condition and to have less needles everyday. It will also help him self manage abit more and let him feel more like other children. We have also signed up for a cgm so he will be rid of most finger pricks as his fingers look like pin cushions. I am not a fan of asking people for help but in this time of need i have no choice.  i will go to any lengths to help my children as best i can. Thankyou for taking time to read our story.
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Update again -

Iron Man has been having some highs of a morning with some high ketones eg 3.3 - 3.6. What is troubling is he isn't symptomatic.

So this has been ongoing now for 5-6 days. We came back to the hospital today did more tests the only thing we could find was he has a small bubble of fluid in his ear caused by an infection - the catch is after 5 days we still can't find the source of where it is coming from or what it is weather it is viral or not.

We have been admitted in over night and the Dr's are going to tweak his night insulin (lantus) up to 5 units to try stop the highs of a morning.

Love you my boy xoxo ❤❤
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So today at school was a day of highs -into the high 20's kerones were 0.3 then tonight had a low of 2.8. Fixed that went to bed on 8.8. since 11pm he was 20.8 ketones 0.3 gave 1 unit waited an hour. 12am he was 19.9 ketones 0.2. Waited another hour 1am back up to 20.9 rang endo. team they said give 1 more unit of insulin re-check at 2am and continue from there depending levels if still high we are going to hospital. And also the weather isn't helping.
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Just a quick update -

So after a rough day of 'high levels' at school for most of the day (thankfully ketones played nice stayed at 0.2) he is now enduring a night of lows.

Just had to wake him up to drink and eat. His level was 3! So awaiting the 15 minutes and re-check again.

#tiredsonandmumma
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Ok so i am now recieving 'backlash' from people over this page i made for my son.
Just wanting to let everyone and anyone know that has donated or is thinking of donating to just remember it is soley YOUR choice. This page wasn't created for a 'handout' as some people are saying.

Thank you for taking the time to read this again you are more than welcome to contact me with any questions you'd like to ask.
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