Harriet Vane Posted September 13, 2012 Share Posted September 13, 2012 Posting for a friend . . . Friend's dd has been complaining of lethargy recently. She said when she wakes up she's so tired it just hurts to be awake. This is a 15yo who goes to bed at 10ish and is woken at 6:30 most mornings. This may be due to start-up of full school schedule (homeschool). Today friend's dd mentioned being "so thirsty" and drinking a ton but not feeling satisfied. Her dd asked her mom if she might be "coming down with something." My friend had her dd eat some chicken and drink some milk. Friend's dd's feelings today could be a simple reaction to a nasty lunch from earlier in the day. She had really nasty, cheap, grocery-store egg rolls with plain white rice and soy sauce. Three people ate from the same package of egg rolls, and all three felt headachy immediately after. After eating the chicken and milk, friend drove her dd to a class, which lasted about 2 hours. Friend's dd seemed to be in better shape when picked up and chattered brightly about class. Friend's dd ate two chicken tacos (homemade, natural) with mild salsa and ate an apple. Now friend's dd is complaining about excessive thirst again. She assured her mother that she "kept sipping water" through her 2-hr class earlier and has had more water this evening. Friend is concerned because she has heard horror stories about juvenile diabetes. However, friend wants to see how her dd feels in the morning because the thirst and fatigue could be due to any number of factors, and her dd is rarely sick (though she did have pneumonia earlier this year). Also her dd tends to react to stress by thinking she is sick, asking her mother to feel her forehead for fever, etc. It's standard operating procedure with this child to wait a bit before reacting. If it were something big and scary like juvenile diabetes, how would my friend know when to take her dd to the dr? Some websites say it gets serious, fast, but don't define how fast or how symptoms progress. I told my friend I would post here and see if anyone can offer some BTDT experience. Thanks for your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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