So having a bit of a concerning and confusing time here…
I took my daughter to her pediatrician today because she has been having frequent fevers w vomiting (4 episodes in 4 months)…it’s been happening whenever she is exposed to a sickness. I was concerned her cell levels were low (cue my leukemia freak out).
However, when the dr got her urine results back he found she was “dumping ketones and glucose”. He then ordered a finger stick and it was 179. He said the threshold for an automatic endocrine consult was 200 and so we will follow up in a week because maybe she is just dehydrated. She threw up once prior to the appointment and only had a few bites of pancakes since the night prior. However, everything I am now reading I cannot find where glucose in the urine is linked to dehydration. The more I am thinking about it and processing this information, the more the diagnosis would make sense. Some the dr pointed out: over the last 2 years she went from the 50th to the 10th percentile and isn’t gaining great weight. We always attributed that to her asthma meds. However, lately she has a yeasty looking rash on her bum that I hadn’t given much thought to until now, she complains of frequent belly aches, she drinks a lot of water before bed, and in the last few weeks she has started to wet the bed when she was previously potty trained (however, didn’t put it together because her grandpa just died so I just thought she was stressed/upset).
My overall question, does this sound like anybody else’s beginning journey? Does anyone have any insight?