The results of the bloodwork came in today and I just got a phone call....
NEGATIVE for Celiac
POSITIVE for Flu
Thank you, Lord! The power of prayer is an amazing thing! I've been so sick to my stomach just wondering how much our world would have to change if we got that positive diagnosis.
Kacey (along with myself & Kayleigh) are all vegetarians. Everything started swirling around in my head about how much life would change and I've stressed myself so much the last few days.
As much as the flu sucks (and she even got her flu shot this year!), I'm very thankful it turned out the way it did.
**Update on Kacey***
Today was a good day! She's finally smiling again but still tired. She took several naps today (30min-1hr each) and she was frustrated about being worn out. I explained how much her body needed to rest to recover from all the throwing up. She ate some pasta and a cheese sandwhich today and kept it all down (Wooohooo! Go Zofran!) She's been a little more thirsty than normal but thats her body still needing the fluids. Her BG numbers have been fantastic :)
I went by her school today to pick up her missed work so she doesn't get too far behind. I had a chance to speak to Kacey's teacher, Mrs. M (Kacey misses her so much!) and I told her about rethinking Kaceys care plan at school. One of the things we were asked by the ER doc was "Has Kacey been around anyone sick lately?" Ummm...well the kids in her class and I don't think any of them were sick BUT every single day she spends time in the clinic where she is exposed to every cough, sniffle, sneeze, puke, etc from all grade levels in the school. This flu was something that was going around the school and even the nurse got it!!! The doc said we might want to rethink her care plan because with diabetes being an autoimmune disease, her poor system is already stressed and makes it easier for her to catch colds and flus. (Ugh!) Mrs. M said she was prefectly fine with Kacey doing all her care in the classroom. I told her I also spoke to the nurse and they are going to talk to the principal and see what can be done. Since Kacey does all her shots herself anyway, there is no reason why she can't just do everything in the classroom. (grrrr! once she gets the pump we wont have this stress!) I just don't think its fair to make Kacey go into the clinic and expose herself to every germ in there if she doesn't have to. Mrs. M said she would explain to the principal how dangerous it is for Kacey to be exposed to things like the flu (ugh! boy we know now how scary it is!) and she said there should not be a problem making accomidations for Kacey :) I have to go into school tomorrow with Kacey so Mrs. M can show her what work she needs to catch up on. She told me not to worry about catching up all at once. She'd work with her to get it done and for her to rest and get better! All her friends have been asking about her :)
Thank you all for your prayers, comments and emails. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends here! You all are the best!