Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I get asked all the time what where my daughter's symptoms before she was diagnosed with Diabetes. When I talk about how much she was drinking, how she was wetting the bed and having accidents all the time I can usually tell those that are going to ask the next question. It is a question I dread.

About how much drinking is a lot? Or about how many times was she going potty? When did you realize that is was a problem and not just being a kid?

Usually when someone asks questions like that it seems it's because they have had a concern with someone they know. It isn't in every case, but I have always advised to have their child checked just to make sure!

In the last 2 weeks I have had 3 experiences with little kids that could possibly be diabetic. Each has been so different from the other. One the parents asked me to test the just barely 2 year old girl. She was at 263! The refuse to get her into a doctor. Somehow they refuse to believe there is a possibility. The 2nd experience brought two old friends from high school together chatting about how the possibility is real. She felt inspired to read our story here on my blog. She felt she had to get her daughter tested. The last hit home tonight. My niece has been giving her mom and dad a bit of scare lately. They found a tester and called me while they tested her. 195 after not eating ALL day. Needless to say she has a doctor's appointment tomorrow.

My heart has been aching for these 3 families . Each outcome may or may not be different but in the end it brought back all these feelings that I have been trying to suppress for 2 or so months. WOW! They are still there. They are still very real.

I am hoping that none of them have diabetes, for their sake. But please let me just say this

IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN JUST GET THEM TESTED! It is so much better to be safe than sorry!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today I...

-Cleaned up my messy house.

-Watched the 44th President of the United States of America get sworn into office.

-Had a play date with a good friend.

-Enjoyed the warmer weather.

-Took Little Man to the Doctor. Poor kid has an ear infection.

-Taught guitar lessons.

-Had leftovers for dinner.

-Spent too much time on Facebook.

-Watched American Idol.

All in all it was a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2009


While taking pictures of the 80's ensemble, the Princess wanted to have a little photo shoot with her mommy and baby brother. I must say it was pretty funny to have her pose for me then take the camera from me and take pictures of me. Too bad Dude wasn't there for it too!

Dress Yourself Day

Or 80's day! You choose!
Today no one had school. The Princess decided to dress herself. She was so proud of her outfit that there was no way I was going to tell her to change. But when she wanted me to do her hair I couldn't resist the side pony tail with a scrunchy!
The pose for the picture just topped it off!
Man I love this girl!

The Honeymoon is almost over.

It seems strange to me that they call the beginning stages of Diabetes the "Honeymoon" stage. I guess they think of a Honeymoon of being bliss and near perfect since you were just married and all. Thinking of it in terms of Diabetes doesn't seem so blissful and perfect. In fact the last 2 months of my life would be anything but. I am guessing that a pancreas that works a little bit and can help with some insulin every now and again is a good thing, but that is about all that I can think of that would be partially perfect with this crazy disease.

Well we got the word the other day that the Princess is coming out of her Honeymoon stage. I kind of figured with the way that her numbers have been lately. We have been making some adjustments but they don't seem to be helping yet. They will work soon I am sure. This news I could say is a little bitter sweet since the back up of a partially working pancreas is always a little better. The thought of her being totally broken is a hard pill to swallow. Oh I wish I could just put a band aid on it, kiss it better and it will all work again. The reality of her having diabetes is so real right now. We feel we don't have control over anything. Yes, my life is consumed with her numbers, her insulin, her carbs and what ratio is going to work best.

In the midst of all this we had a wonderful play date the other day with a little boy that also has diabetes. He was diagnosed just the week before her. They were so excited to meet each other! We had such a wonderful time there too! It was so great for these two to meet, they both really needed to see that they are not alone and that there are other kids just like them. I couldn't be more grateful for this family right now. I know that we just met, but I feel that we will have a connection that if Princess or I feel down about diabetes then we can get together and know that life is great still. And that is really what matters anyway.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today was a good day!

When you get to spend the afternoon taking pictures of your new niece and her adorable sisters, you tend to have a good day!

Are they some of the cutest girls?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Insurance News

The Good News:

We got approved for Medicaid.

The Bad News:

It won't cover any hospital stay or anything in the month of November.

Don't ask my why. I don't get it either.

I am bummed. There will be a way for all this to work out. I am hopeful of that. But for now I find myself a little stressed.