Oh my! We have just received the quilt through the door, my daughter was nearly in tears reading the card! Then to turn the flower pattern over to see all these beautiful horses and patterns just for her! lets just say, she screamed with pure joy and love and I've never seen her so happy! thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for every single person who has helped towards this! incredible! You're amazing for what you for our kids so much love has gone into this and it will be a comfort for life
Scarlet has been diagnosed for +3 years, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 4. She is inspirational. I remember how poorly she was that evening. I knew in my gut something wasnâ€™t right, and since then sheâ€™s taken it all in her stride. She shows strength and determination to not let type 1 get in the way of her life. She was in DKA and showed many signs, but sometimes all the signs might not be there. I urge anyone to trust their instincts. Scarlet was tested for type 1 a year before she was diagnosed and it came back negative, itâ€™s like I knew it was going to happen. I remember how hard she found it to adjust,how she had to be pinned down just to check her blood sugars. I felt like we werenâ€™t going to ever get through it. People said things could be worse, but my daughter was being destroyed by this illness and we had to try to come to terms with the fact this would be her life now.
She is strong, brave, motivated and thriving in everything she does. She never complains despite having to prick her fingers and inject over 6 times a day; and even now itâ€™s not under control, it never is, itâ€™s unpredictable. No hour or day is ever the same, we just have to do the best we can. Itâ€™s one of the hardest things to control. I knew minimal before she was diagnosed, because letâ€™s face it , â€˜these things would never happen to us, it happens to other peopleâ€™ but we were one of those people.
Scarlet was toilet trained for years, then suddenly started to wet herself and the bed. We put it down to her trying to control what she wore and where she slept. Her breath smelt like â€˜teaâ€™, she had foaming of the mouth, constantly downing drinks but would still be thirsty, (we thought she was just trying to get extra juice), her eyes were sunken in and you could see her ribs clearly (we put it down to her growth). When it started to get more serious she was vomiting. We got the last emergency appointment one evening as I just couldnâ€™t wait any more, I was so worried. They diagnosed her at the doctor's and told us to go straight to the hospital and do not stop.
You donâ€™t have to have all the symptoms either, remember the four Ts- toilet, thirsty, tired, thinner..
Scarlet loves cheerleading, horses, and learning. She will soon be going onto an insulin pump to try to manage this illness better.
She is so worried, but is hoping this can be the start of something to give her a better life.