"will My daughter get to her prom?!"
About: Maidstone District General Hospital Maidstone District General Hospital Maidstone ME16 9QQ
My 18 year old daughter who has been a type 1 diabetic for 4 years was admitted through A&E with extremely high ketones...DKA. She has not been poorly with diabetes before, her control has been so good. She was very poorly when we bought her in, vomiting, lethargic dehydrated and frightened. She had the most amazing treatment from every single doctor, nurse, porter every person we encountered were absolutely brilliant. She came into A&E at 4.15pm and her school leavers prom was the following evening! This information spread to every doctor and nurse who treated her. No promises were made as her ketones were high and no chances were going to be taken with her safety, but over the next 24 hour period, and I was there the whole time and witnessed it, the medical staff did everything to get her well enough to attend her prom. She missed the afternoon getting ready with her friends, but tired, bruised and somewhat puffy ( from all the fluids ) she made it! We would just like to say a heartfelt thank you for all that you did, all the information we were given, and let you know she really enjoyed the prom. Thank you.