Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in the ER

Downtown on our way back home, Christmas night.

2011 started with our granddaughter spending January 5, 6, 7 in the PICU at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. For the rest of this year, her Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes has been under control fairly well. She always has roller coaster sugar levels. On Christmas Day she started getting sick at her stomach and then her blood sugar levels went straight up!

She went into another episode of diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis is distinguished from other diabetic emergencies by the presence of large amounts of ketones in blood and urine, and marked metabolic acidosis. It is life threatening.

Her mom took her to the local emergency room where they worked on her until around noon and then decided she needed to go to Baptist Hospital in OKC. We followed the ambulance to the city, while her mom went home to grab some things they would need at the hospital. The ambulance driver told Shelby that her Granny was keeping up with them pretty good. She told the driver that her Granny could drive faster than that if they wanted. I would have taken a photo of "following the ambulance," but we were running 80 mph when I thought about it!
This IV pole in her room was just too cool...
other rooms have monkeys with bananas on top.
If you are ever in Oklahoma City and need a hospital I would recommend Baptist Hospital.
They are so good to our "baby" girl.

On the way home Christmas night,
 I stopped at our little downtown "pocket park" and took these photos.
I just love these pole decorations.
This is a cute little tree the city decorated in this park.


  1. I'm so sorry that everything came around full circle this year with hospital visits. Hopefully your granddaughter is on the road to recovery.

  2. I hope your granddaughter is feeling better now. That definitely must have been a big scare for your family, and how terrible for it to happen on Christmas too.

    Sorry for bombarding you with comments today! I'm using tonight to catch up on all my reading.