Great news!! Marley will be here in a WEEK!! Yay!!! We are so excited! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and given us support through all of this! Many more pictures will be added and stories to follow once she gets here! If you're not already please go and like our Facebook page and follow our story there! Sometimes it gets updated more often than this one! Thank you again so much to everyone... We are thrilled! Share This Update!
See you soon Marley!!
Boy have I had some sick baby girls on my hands! Croup, bronchitis, and walking pneumonia are no fun! Just now being able to get back into the swing of things and hopefully get caught up with the fundraiser and get ready for MARLEY!!! :) We can't wait! Because of Jade being so sick, her numbers have been all over the place! Had a lot of scary lows which makes me even more anxious to get Marley! Please continue to share our story! We are continuing to work hard towards our goal! :) thank you all for your support! We can't tell you how much it means to us! Share This Update!
Sorry I have been gone for a bit- My husband and I got married and went out of town for our honeymoon. It was so hard to leave, but I knew that Jade would be well taken care of. My mom has been learning about diabetes right along with me so she took good care of Jade. I am now getting back into the swing of things- waking up at 2 and 4, counting carbs, giving shots, checking BG and practicing with Jades insulin pump so she can hopefully get it on permanately next week! I am so excited and I can't wait for no more shots! I am told that Marley is doing really well and we are looking forward to the day when she can finally be home! :) We are still fundraising and I will be starting that back to be able to care for Marley when we get her. I am hoping that I will have enough and I will be able to help some other families that desperately need a D.A.D. Thank you all for your continued support! :) Share This Update!
Thank you to everyone who came out to The Lost Hiker to support Jade. We are excited to say that we finished paying off Marley! Now we are continuing to raise to be able to afford the care for Marley and hopefully be able to help other children that need a D.A.D. We are so thankful for all of you! Please continue to help us spread Jade's story, raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes, and help other kids like Jade that need a D.A.D. Share This Update!
Excited about upcoming fundraisers!! Will give more info as soon as I have it! :)Share This Update!
I also just wanted to say thank you! Thank you to everyone for your support, for sharing our story, for helping us in this journey. I am overwhelmed at how much everyone has wanted to help and how many people who don't even know us have helped us. I am so thankful for each and every one of you. We are at about $13,000 as of right now! We are still working to get to our goal and I am hoping to continue to raise money even after we reach our goal so we can help other families that need a D.A.D. Please continue to share our story so I can raise awareness to everyone about what type 1 diabetes is and what we go through on a day to day basis with Jade and Marley once she gets here! I know Marley is going to be such a blessing and I can't wait to share with all of you our story! Thank you all for your support! Share This Update!
Happy to report that I took Jade for a check up on September 5th and her A1c level is down a full point! Her A1c level is basically a calculation to tell us how well her diabetes is being managed. An adult with diabetes is recommended to be at or below 7% Jade's doctor is shooting to get her at 8.5 or below for now. That will change as she gets older and after we get the pump. Last time we were at the doctor- her A1c was 9.9% and today it was 8.9% makes me a very happy mommy that we are getting closer. She also said that Jade is hypoglycemic unaware, which I kinda suspected. It basically means that she has no idea when she's low so we just have to keep a really close eye on her. Another reason why Marley will be so wonderful! Good news is that Jade can grow out of the hypoglycemia unawareness but she also may not- only time will tell. They tried running her high for a few days to see if it would help her to recognize the feeling of a low and it's didn't so she is definitely hypoglycemic unaware. Share This Update!
So good and bad news but the A1c level makes me happy!
Just wanted to thank everyone who has shown your support. We have raised quite a bit of money but we aren't there yet. I just noticed I don't have her Facebook page on here. Even if you can't donate any money- please go and like her Facebook page to show us support! It's www.facebook.com/aD.A.D4JadeybugShare This Update!
Will update our total soon... Just wanted to write a quick thank you to everyone and give every one who doesn't have it our Facebook page. Thank you all again for your support! Xoxo
Thank you to southern belles and everyone who came out and supported us yesterday! I am overwhelmed at the amount of people who have been willing and able to help us! I'm sorry I couldn't be there but the girls were in school And I couldn't take them out. We are so thankful for each and every one of you! Share This Update!
So lately I have had a lot of people ask me what exactly happened... Why did I suspect diabetes? I honestly was clueless about it. It doesn't run in my family and I of course thought nothing like that would ever happen to me or to one of my children. Jade had been sick throwing up for a few days. I thought nothing of it because I just thought it was a stomach bug. She quickly healed and we went on about our daily lives. About a month after, I started noticing that she was more cranky, but I shook it off saying that she was 2 and that's all a part of it. The symptoms that really caught my eye was that she would tell me she was thirsty and she would drink all the juice, water, or milk that I gave her and automatically fall to the floor begging for more. She was having accidents all the time and she had been potty trained for a while. It just didn't make sense. The day she was diagnosed, she was acting worse than ever and my mom and I were talking about it. She had mentioned diabetes and so I googled Jades symptoms and freaked out. Took her to the doctor and from there she was hospitalized and we spent 3 days learning how to keep Jade alive with finger pricks and insulin injections. Did it hit me right away? No... I think it was the day after she was diagnosed that she was asleep and I was looking at her. My heart was breaking because I knew that this was something I couldn't fix. I knew that it was something that she would have to deal with for the rest of her life or until there is a cure. The doctors assured me it was nothing I did, but of course at first I kept second guessing wondering if I could have done something different. Was it something I did while I was pregnant? When she was a baby? A million questions were running through my head. I quickly learned it was an autoimmune disease, diabetes doesn't have to run in your family for you to get it and it was nothing I fed her while she was a baby. On the way home from the hospital I had another breakdown. I was angry. I didn't understand why Jade. She's so little and I couldn't grasp why it had to happen to her. I now know that it's because she is an amazing little girl. A fighter who can deal with all of the "extra things" that she will have to do. I'm actually a little mad at myself for ever doubting that she could handle it. Yes I'm afraid of what lies ahead. But I know that I am doing my best to try and give her whatever I can to help her through it all. Marley will be such a blessing. A little bit of comfort and hope through all of the chaos and uncertainty... The prayers and well wishes that she receives on our pages help so much. To know that we have people who care and are "cheering" for us help more then you all know. Thank you for all of your help and prayers. We are so happy to have all of you following our story!Share This Update!
Preschool in a week! Praying all goes well!! Thank you everyone for all your support! Share This Update!
So grateful for everyone who is following Jade's story and for the donations! We can't thank everyone enough! Thank you to news 13 for sharing our story today! Share This Update!
Went and finished training Jade's teachers for preschool this morning! She's so excited! Share This Update!
Jade has been matched!! Marley is an 8 month old black lab. We hope to have her by February!! Check out her pictures on our photos page!Share This Update!