5 April 2005 -- Annabel had to go to the hospital Tuesday to be tested for diabetes. She awoke early in the morning and began vomiting right away. The vomiting continuing throughout the day and we took her to the doctor at mid-morning. Her doctor tested her urine for a kidney infection just to rule it out but found glucose instead. So the whole hospital process began. ER, admitting, testing, prodding poking, worrying and finally ... RELIEF. The good news is that Annabel is fine and slowly getting over a nasty intestinal virus that made her dehydrated and sent her blood glucose on a rollercoster ride. The bad news is she had to spend four days in the hospital getting stuck with needles and other forms of western medicine voodoo in the meantime.