Your Story: Lisa
by Lisa Henline, November 18, 2011
My daughter is 12 years old and was diagnosed at age 9. It has been a long battle for her. She was recently admitted into the hospital because she had DKA. I am sure you know what that is. We were very close to losing her. They had put her in ICU because she had swelling on the brain from this. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through. The thought of losing her just makes me sad. I still cry everyday. We have been through a lot since then and are still struggling with her. We want to try and get a group together for teens to talk to one another. This has been thought of before but no one shows up. I have never been to one but would love to try and start one. Do you have any suggestions on how to do this or go about this? Anything to help my daughter out would be appreciated. My husband and I worry sick about her and want to be there for her. She is a great kid, she does well in school and is fun to be around, she can be shy at times but once you get to know her, she will be your best friend.