Y’all are amazing. And oddly enough, given to violence. I had no idea so many of my gentle readers would be willing to break someone’s legs on my behalf. I am honored. And little fightened. I’m kidding as I know y’all are too. You ARE kidding, right?
I do want to thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts. Your prayers were the currents under my wings that kept me aloft these past few days.
Anyway, clarifications and updates are in order.
First for clarification — and this is all newly learned information for me. Blood sugar and urine sugar are not the same. You should have sugar in your blood, something around 70-110. You should not have sugar in your urine. If you do (from what I understand at this point and I am NOT an expert) the sugar is spilling over from your kidneys or pancreas which could indicate diabetes or something else.
So then, the first urine test Sean took was accurate. A sugar count of 2000 is extreeeemly high and a reason to be concerned. However, his blood sugar was at 85, which you can’t get any more normal than that. And none of the other markers for diabetes were present in his blood.
And now for the update: We went back to the “real” doctor on Thursday and he still had sugar in his urine, but it was down to 250 from 2000, which is elevated but not insane. But the doctor was stumped. He said he had no idea what was going on and that it was probably one of those one-time mystery medical events for which we will never have an explanation.
The doctor suggested that we cut all additional sugars out of his diet — sodas, candy, pastries — and then come back in for another urine test this coming week. The upside to this event is that it was the kick in the pants we needed here at the House of Antique to get the refined sugar out of our diet, something we are all going to do. In the meantime, I am going to test his urine myself at home and hopefully see that number decline.
Now here’s a tip: Do NOT go on WebMD and start researching all the reasons you might have sugar in your urine because it will not make you feel better. I did, and I learned that Sean could either be pregnant or have a brain tumor.