We felt supported and comforted.
When Murry Jeannot’s parents noticed the four year old wasn’t feeling well, they took him to see his pediatrician. That visit revealed seriously high blood sugar, and Murry was immediately sent to Bronson Children’s Hospital. During his two day stay, including a night in Pediatric Intensive Care, doctors diagnosed Murry with Type 1 Diabetes. “I didn’t know much about it,” says his mom, Cody Allkins. “Only that our life would be different forever.” Cody says the care team provided education and resources to help the family manage Murry’s diabetes once they went home. That included a Diabetes Care Kit, funded through the Foundation, for newly diagnosed pediatric patients. The kit contains a log book, snacks, a Glucagon pen and a two weeks supply of insulin and syringes. “The care team showed us how to use what was in the kit and we were able to practice with it,” says Cody. “Now, we give him insulin four times a day and it has become second nature.” She appreciates that the team made her feel confident right from the start.
“Throughout the whole experience, we felt supported and comforted. They reassured us that we could get through it and it was all going to be ok.”