Our Son Had Ketoacidosis
Jacob (“Jake”, or “Jakey” as his Mom calls him), Matthew Erickson is an active, happy, sweet child. Jake loves sports of any kind, animals, cars, trucks and playing in general. He also attends the 4 year olds class at Cascade Christian School 3 days a week. Jake was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 2 1/2. He was really sick for a couple weeks, and we even took him to the doctors and they failed to diagnose him, initially. He was exhibiting the common signs of diabetes – excessive liquid consumption, urinating excessively, loss of energy and loss of weight. He is a very high energy and social boy so it was very unusual for him to be so inactive. We ended up taking him to the emergency room 2 days after the Doctor visit because he was so sick and looked so thin, and he was vomiting. We just knew something was terribly wrong.