This was Jake's first nigh in the hospital. I think for the first time in months, he finally slept peacefully.
Even though he was stuck in the hospital, he had plenty of stuff to do to keep him busy!
Well! A lot has been happening here at the Mackey home. As you probably know, our sweet Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last Friday. We spent the weekend at the hospital with him learning everything we could about how to take care of him. Life is 100 percent different now. He has to get his blood sugar checked (a finger prick) at least 5 times a day and about as many insulin shots. He is being such a trooper. He truly is amazing us. He takes it all in his stride. He doesn't complain or make a big deal out of his new life. He just knows that this is how he is going to be healthy now. It is taking a lot out of Josh and me as far as worrying constantly and wondering if we are doing all the right things to keep him safe. We had a bit of a scare on Monday night where his blood sugar dropped so low that we had to call the paramedics because he was passing out. Thankfully, Josh was able to keep him talking until the paramedics arrived and they just checked him out and made sure he was ok. It was one of the scariest moments of our lives for sure. But, now we are more aware of the symptoms and are more prepared. Its a balancing act right now as far as his blood sugars are concerned and will hopefully level out in the next couple of weeks. Until then, keep your prayers coming strong to help us keep our little boy happy and healthy!