Friday, December 26, 2008

Good News/Bad News

It's been a good news/bad news kind of day. The good news is that Katie and her boyfriend handled a difficult situation well, that Craig is a kind and responsible young man, that Katie did not have to stay in the hospital. The bad news is that instead of driving here today, Katie spent most of the day in the emergency room getting IV fluids and drugs to help balance her blood sugar during a terrible bout with a stomach bug. The flu is no fun for anyone. For a Type I diabetic, it can be quite dangerous.

Katie and Craig monitored her blood sugar throughout the night and called the clinic when things started getting out of hand. Following the nurse's advice, Craig drove her to the hospital early this morning and stayed with her as she was rehydrated and monitored. When she was finally released, he drove her home and took care of her.

We don't yet know if they'll be able to come tomorrow. If not, I'll drive up to Minneapolis to be with her. In the end, only the good news is of any lasting consequence: We will have many more Christmases together.

3 comments:

Deb said...

How frightening that must have been for you, dearest Jerri! I'm so sorry, and so very glad it turned out well. Safe journey. All my love to you.

Stacy said...

shit!
hope Katie is feeling better now

luckyzmom said...

Oh, my, how scary was that. I'm sure you were pleased that Craig is so supportive and responsible.