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My sweet Mattie was diagnosed w/Type 1 Diabetes in July of 2004. Mattie has always been calm and content chillin by herself or shopping w/mommy.. She visited her dad that summer in Las Vegas and he told me that she was going to the bathroom a lot. I picked Mattie up 1am and when we got home between 1-6 am she had gone to the bathroom 23 times and got no sleep. She ate 4 bowls of cereal and still was hungry her eyes were saggy and she was very lathargic. I took her to Wee Care and they had us do some blood tests. A couple hours later they told me I had 1 hour to get her to Primary Childrend Hospital.

When we got there they already had a room for her, they rushed us up there and started putting IV's in Mattie, I had no idea what, who,when,why. I grabbed the nurse and asked her why she said Mattie had Type 1 diabetes, and I told the nurse to give her a pill and the nurse laughed and cried w/me.

That is when I said " My daughter has what?" My family and I stayed with her for a week and had a bunch of training on food and shots.

A year after that Mattie was diagnosed w/epilepsy and we still have not yet figured out why she is have these seizures. She is currently taking medication to control them.


Heidi Rogers posted a new journal entry.

We are still doing really good... she is leaving next month to go to Texas to see her daddy. Mattie lost another bottle of insulin this weekend but the insurance covered ... Read more

Heidi Rogers posted a new journal entry.

Mattie is doing really good, school is out soon and of course she is pretty excited. I am proud that she is doing so good with her diabetes. We have so much fun listening ... Read more

Heidi Rogers posted a new journal entry.

Mattie had a wonderful B-DAY her friends came to her party and we played Rock Band forever it was so much fun. WOW she is getting so big. Her and I are going on a school ... Read more

Sherryl Hutchings signed Mattisin's Guestbook.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MATTIE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!I hope you have a great birthday and get everything you want. Love Aunt ... Read more

Theresa Velasquez signed Mattisin's Guestbook.

Happy Birthday Mattie, I hope your birthday is as great as you are! I am so glad to hear your doing better. You are such a special little lady who makes your family ... Read more

Jennifer Salamone signed Mattisin's Guestbook.

Mattie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My Maddison just turned 9 a few weeks ago. It's so hard to believe how big you guys have gotten. I'm glad to hear you are doing better w/ your ... Read more

Heidi Rogers signed Mattisin's Guestbook.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTIE!!! Your official a double digit now, No more single digit. You amaze me in all you, I don't think words alone can tell you how much I love you. Truly ... Read more

Heidi Rogers posted a new journal entry.

Today is such a special day. 10 Years ago today we brought Mattie into this world with so many hopes and dreams for her. Mattie has fullfilled so many of mine, it is ... Read more

Heidi Rogers signed Mattisin's Guestbook.

Mattie, there is not a second in the day that I don't think about you. Your strength and love of life is contagious, and I am blessed to have you in my life. Your B-day is ... Read more

Heidi Rogers posted a new journal entry.

yeah i'd like to have a girls afternoon o and my birthday is this week i know what i want from u grandma a razor scooter a sit diown kind though that is what i want Read more

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