Hobbs Mom Concerned With Misdiagnosis of Diabetes

Hobbs Mom Concerned With Misdiagnosis of Diabetes

Earlier this month, you may have heard stories of misdiagnosis of diabetes in children. One of these cases was Kycie Terry. She died just two weeks ago on July 12, because her Type One Diabetes was not caught soon enough. This story hit a little too close to home for one mother in Hobbs. At the age of six, her son, Hayden Morrow became very sick. It took over nine trips to the doctor to find out Hayden's diagnosis of Type One Diabetes.

"Whenever we finally discovered what Hayden had, we ended up in the emergency room in Denver City, Texas and his blood sugar was 911," said Kristen Liles, Hayden's Mom. "They told me I was lucky my child was not in a coma."

Although this journey hasn't been easy for his family, Hayden takes on every day not thinking twice about his daily routine.

"I just wake up and I go check my sugar, I eat, then sometimes I go back to bed," Morrow said.

With the addition of taking his insulin, Hayden does much more than just 'go back to bed like he said he did. In fact, he is involved in many sports. He has a few tricks he's learned over the years to accommodate to his Type One Diabetes while being active.

"If I pitch in baseball, I won't put my pump on my right arm because it might fly off," he said.

Hayden was in the hospital for nine days during his diagnosis. Now he's just like a normal 10-year-old. We spoke with a pediatrician at Healthy Kids Clinic who says there are a few symptoms that signal the chance of Type One Diabetes.
 
"Part of the symptoms you will look for is increased urination, increase of thirst," said Dr. Omosede Evbuomwan of Healthy Kids Clinic. "Especially for Type One, one sneaky clue will be weight loss even with eating regularly or weight loss with decreased appetite, so drastically dropping off their usual weight curve."
 
Kristen has some advice for families who may be experiencing the same thing.
 
"I want them to know to keep a look out for the symptoms because the doctors are pushing it off as a virus or it's normal for kids to wet the bed,' if it's not normal, it's not normal," she said. "Your kid is no different, you know your kid best," said Liles.