Sorry, guys. My live-in nanny and night nanny are currently on vacation, so I haven't had time to blog! Bummer.
The drama swirling around this week is that one of the kids' friends from school is in the ICU. Her mom is a teacher at the school and also lives in our neighborhood and the kids really like this girl. She's been sick a lot for the last three months, and she got really sick at the beginning of this week. She was vomiting. Turns out when she got to the emergency room that she was almost in a diabetic coma. She was diagnosed yesterday with juvenile diabetes.
This came so out of left field, we were all in shock. Up until 3 months ago, this child was the picture of health. She's super, super athletic.
So all the kids in the school were writing a Get Well card for her yesterday. The whole school is worried.
Gregory and Sarah's teacher has juvenile diabetes. She was diagnosed when she was 20 and she's in her late 50s now. So she's been dealing with diabetes for over 30 years. She recently got the new pump 6 months ago and she said it has changed her whole life. She's said it's the best thing that ever happened to her.
From what I heard *THE* pediatric endocrinologist came in to the ICU room and told the mom, "Don't worry. You don't have to change anything you do. Diabetes is not going to change your life at all."
If you currently have a child with diabetes, can you verify that your life hasn't changed AT ALL?????? Ha ha ha ha ha HA!
I'm not sure why he's setting them up for such an unrealistic expectation. Their lives are going to change. I'd already by in at least 5 support groups. I immediately texted my friend Erika when I heard that one. Her daughter has been dealing with diabetes for several years and Erika is a trooper and on top of it and they still struggle weekly to keep the blood sugar regulated. It is a full time job.
This just highlights how stupid that woman was in my last post when she said she wanted to post her "happy ending" when she has 6 month old babies.
Do you know when you have a "happy ending"? When you're dead. That's when there's an ending.
Meanwhile, every single one of us could hit that wall going 90 miles an hour tomorrow. Nobody knows where life is leading them. I sure as heck don't. I just try and enjoy when we are in a lull. I'm thankful to be in between crises this week.