My son 15 has been diabetic since 12. Since the trip to the ER that changed his life, he has only been back twice-once for food poisoning and the other for a very high blood sugar.
Thursday morning, he was figgeting with a fan and taking his clothes on and off. He was hot to the touch but his jaw was clamped too tight to get the thermometer in. He was not able to verbalize in complete sentences, if at all and at one point began a repetative loop "I don't know"
Immediately I thought, low blood sugar. I tested him and he was 75. Not quite low enough for the rambling but I gave him syrup to bring him up JUST IN CASE. I was wrong... His rambling and weird actions worstened and I called 911. I will leave the next hour of abuse from the medics out, but when we got to the hospital they did an array of tests. 4 days 3 nights of it's cocaine or mariguana, encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, epilepsy, tumor, cancer, EEG's, Spinal taps... you name it, he was tested for it. They ruled out everything, but in the same breathe they said that there was significant damage to his occipital lobe which explained the screwed up nearsightedness he was experiencing after this attack. He remembered most of the morning including the part where I gave him syrup... no diabetic that was crashing would.
They contributed the event to an extremely low blood sugar, even though it took a good 8 hours after he was already normalized before he got to the hospital and have basically said "I don't know, we'll see what happens next."
Every doctor we saw contributed his "event" to faking or drugs from the very first of two ambulances, to the Neurologist that has decided that my son has Attention Deficit Disorder. What I saw that morning, no child could fake. The emotions I saw in him through out that day were sureal and so outrageous, but all the drug tests came back clean. The Neurologist said that the MRI showed damage to his occipital lobe, isn't that a problem? I mean, you can't fake that right? Please someone help a distraut mother with a good kid who is being misdiagnosed...