A mother searching for a vital piece of medical equipment for her diabetic son has been moved by the groundswell of support from the community to try and help her find it.
Adele Ward, of Langley Drive, Macclesfield, is searching for six-year-old son Theo’s Dex Com G4 continuous glucose monitor, which helps combat his diabetes by tracking his blood-sugar levels at all times.
She believes the equipment may have fallen from Theo’s pocket at some point on Thursday, May 22, after visiting Macclesfield Hospital and then Sainsbury’s on Cumberland Street.
And after The Express posted a message asking people to help search for the monitor on our Facebook page, hundreds of people have become involved in the hunt by sharing the post on their own social media sites.
Adele said: “I was parked on Victoria Road and we went to the hospital and I clipped the device – which looks a bit like an old iPod – to Theo’s trousers where I normally do. After that we went to Sainsbury’s for about an hour. Unfortunately, I realised it was no longer where it should have been, it must have fallen off , which is very unlucky. I can’t believe so many people have now got involved in the search, its amazing. To hear that everyone wants to help is just so lovely and very moving. And although it has been lost I am still hopeful that it might turn up.
“If it doesn’t then it might turn out that I have to pay for it which will cost £650. It is very important that I have it otherwise its much more difficult to know how Theo’s glucose levels are.”
Without the monitor, Theo, who goes to Gawsworth Primary School, has to give regular blood samples throughout the day and night.
Mum Adele said: “When we had it, it changed our lives. Without it, Theo needs to have a finger prick regularly throughout the day and I need to wake him up at night to check his levels.
“It really made a difference to how we lived and gave me that peace of mind, so I just hope that if anyone finds it they get in touch.”
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