Our 18 month old baby boy was close to being taken from us a few days ago. With quick thinking and fast actions he was saved just in time and diagnosed with a severe case of onset Type 1 diabetes. His Ph levels were very near the point of being fatal and irreversible. His acid ketone levels were far beyond healthy which caused ketoacidosis that caused labored breathing and put his body in an active shock state. For those who don't know what Type.1 diabetes is, it is much different that Type 2 and is very fragile especially in toddlers. We are still learning how to manage it and are open to making new friends who have experienced it. We want to do everything we can to prevent any harm on our baby boy.
We are scared for what is to come with his new lifestyle and have much more to learn and many expenses to come.
Ivan needs both his parents at home until we can get adjusted to his glucose levels and the system that needs to be put in place. My wife is a stay home Mom of our baby and my other 3 teenage children and I am a full time tattoo artist.
●Since it is crucial that we work as a team in the early stages of management I will be needing to take off work for a little while. I've Cancelled and postponed appointments. Also, I am the only driver in the family so I should be home if anything bad were to happen.
I know thousands of you know our family either personally or through our social networks. You all have displayed so much Love and support through this and we are forever grateful. If you can find it in your hearts to allow me to stay home and help my family, I would be the most grateful Father in the world!
☆■In return to your donations, I will double the amount donated with Tattoo Gift Certificates that will be valid for 1 year beginning in August.. Either the donor can use them or give them as gifts. My work can be see on Instagram under @RickJamesTattoo.
EXAMPLE: Donation of $50-$200 will be doubled to $100-$400 in Tattoo Certicates
And donations from $250-$500 will be doubled to $500-$1,000. These certificates can be divided into 2 if you choose for gift purposes. That is ALOT of Ink!
I never ask for help, but in the case after a recent move, and full custody of my 3 teenagers, I am seeking help for the best interest of our baby boy Ivan.
We will be starting a blog to document his life and would love for anyone to follow, respond and network with us. We feel with more love and support, he will get through this life just fine. Until then, the early stages are very crucial in controlling this disease.
Thank You so much for taking the time to help.
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