In Which my Whole World is Rocked

Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelet and Text That Says In Which My Whole World is Rocked

It’s been a crazy weekend.

I had been feeling really, really, really, tired for about a month, and my stomach had been hurting really bad that week. I had no idea what was going on, and that made me super stressed and anxious. I tried to trust in Him, but my grasp on my Faith was slippery. I needed hope. But more than anything, I just wanted to know what was going on.

On Saturday, I was feeling the worst. My throat hurt, my stomach hurt, I was drinking tons and tons of water…On top of that, I played a basketball game. (We lost btw) And had an all-apple snack. Here, let’s stuff your face with a ton of carbs(You might see where this is going…)

IMG_2247.JPGWe stopped by Smoothie King on the way home (Yay! More carbs!) and I got this huge smoothie…which, immediately when I got home, I immediately puk–WAIT HOLD IT RIGHT THERE!! T.M.I., PEOPLE, T.M.I.!!


Since we finally had a reason to go to Urgent Care, my mom took me there immediately. Little did I know that God was already working to make everything better, in a way.

We had to wait for a long time, but eventually they called my name. I was super groggy and exhausted the whole time. My heart rate was at 144, and the nurse had a hunch to send us to the ER. I was way exhausted and we all had no idea how urgent the situation was that I wanted to go the next day, but we went to the ER.

Finally, I was taken in the ER-and God was already working a miracle. We were supposed to have a different nurse, but instead we got the head of the nurses, who was really good and immediately, right off the bat, said, “Her blood sugar is really high.”

Blood sugar? High? Immediately I was very stressed. I didn’t quite understand what that meant–but I knew it couldn’t be good.


They proceeded to stick IVs in to my arms (ow!) and ran a few labs. Sure enough, they diagnosed me with Type 1 diabetes.

My blood sugar was over 650, wayyyyyyyy too high, and the doctor explained I was in DKA–diabetic ketone acidosis, and they took me to the ICU immediately. They hooked me up to an IV and hydrated me and gave me some insulin medicine. It was all a huge blur–all I remember is the whole time I was SO HUNGRY AND THIRSTY!

We have had so much wonderful care and support from Texas Children’s–THANK YOU!!! Also, a huge shout-out to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for the supplies, and all of the amazing and kind people who have prayed for us and brought us meals and treats over the last couple days! Ya’ll are the best! **Winks at BarkleysBlog123**


Now I’m home from the hospital. There’s been some tears, but I know God is working in my family and that He will help me to stay strong.

So, apologies for the little hiatus–Just to let you know that posting may be slow over the next couple of weeks because I am still getting used to all of this craziness! I also have schoolwork to catch up on, a lot of appointments, etc. So, sorry if I don’t post to much for the next few weeks!


I love you all and I pray for each and every one of my amazing followers! Ya’ll are so sweet and the support you’ve given this little blog is so amazing!!



Published by Emmie 💖

Hey there! *Sips tea* I’m a tween aspiring authoress, type-one-diabetic, child of God, dancer, and blogger. My username is EmeraldPhoenix, but most people call me Emmie. Thanks for stopping by! ~Emmie

86 thoughts on “In Which my Whole World is Rocked

  1. Oh my goodness, Emmie. I totally admire you for having pushed through all of that (especially the IVs. I probably would have ended up punching whoever tried to stick me). I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to have a chronic disease, but I do know what it’s like to have to be careful of what I eat, because I have some food sensitivities. I’ll be praying for you!

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      1. Aww, you’re welcome! I know about carbs, hehehe. I’m sensitive to gluten, lactose, and sugar…and I’m hyperglycemic (my blood sugar essentially goes waaaay up and then waaaay down and I feel awful), so I don’t eat any carbs at all. If you need any recipes (I have a great one for no sugar gummy bears) just email me! We can be carb-avoiding buddies XD!

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  2. Hey Emmie, I hope with all my heart that you will eventually recover and I want to let you know that you are always in my prayers no matter what! You’re strong, and I admire you for that. Keep on going, girl! 💗

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  3. Oh. my. goodness. I had no idea that you had type on diabetes! I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!!!! Did you just find that out today? Also, I would have fainted when someone put an IV in me. XD I really do know that God is looking over you, and everything will be fine.

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  4. Oh my gosh, Emmie! I am so glad you’re feeling better! I remember when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was so confused, but thankfully I recovered and now I’m feeling much better!
    Being someone with multiple food allergies, I know how it feels to be restricted when it comes to food. Feel better! 🙂

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  5. Emmie, I am so sorry this has happened. I feel terrible for you. I will continue to pray for you and hope that God helps you and that you will soon feel so much better. I hope that you will continue to live knowing that God has you in his hands and I hope that you will feel so much better!

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  6. Awwww, I feel so sorry for you Emmie. My mom has blood sugar issues too, tho mainly low sugar. 650 is insane. I know my moms machine only goes up to like 600 or something so I feel really sorry for you. I’m glad you got to feeling better though. Take care of yourself,

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        1. Pretty good! I just went to Shipley’s and had 1/4 of a doughnut—XDDD I just checked my sugar, which is a little high, probably from the doughnut. 🙂 I play my first basketball game with the diagnosis today!

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  7. Totally understand what you’re going through! Hospital visits and getting diagnosed with something you weren’t expecting is TOUGH. But when the going gets tough, the tough keep going! 😎 I’m praying for you and know that God’s not surprised by any of this — He’s strengthening you every day! ❤

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