Girl, 5, uses frightening diabetes diagnosis to help save lives through Facebook
SALT LAKE CITY (KSL) -- 5-year-old girls should not be in the hospital, hooked up to ventilators. They shouldn't be unable to speak, open their eyes or sit up on their own, but that's exactly where Kycie Terry was just days after doctors said she might have strep throat. When her symptoms got worse, Kycie's parents took her into the hospital. A blood test revealed extremely high blood sugar. Kycie had undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes and she was in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Severe complications had already started. Her brain was swelling and Kycie started to sieze. By the time she was flown to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, she was in a coma. Doctors weren't sure if Kycie would survive.