Sometimes it feels like just yesterday when we made the decision to take The Superhero into the ER instead of the doctors office.
He had been SICK for days and no one could figure out what was wrong with him. Even the ER docs tested for other things before actually checking his BG.
Once they did, there was no turning back.
Our lives were flipped upside down in a whirlwind that would be our stay in the PICU and Peds room over the next several days. Our diabetes education consisted of about an hour each day with an educator. Then we were sent home to manage this beast on our own.
We became carb counting, insulin calculating, finger checking, shot giving, sugar forcing parents to our then 18 1/2 month old toddler.
We have gone through the many steps of having a child with a chronic, life threatening illness. Emotionally, this last two years has definitely been a roller coaster. We have had lots of good days and plenty of bad days.
This disease has brought LOTS of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. BUT it has also given us MANY, MANY, MANY close friends we would have NEVER met without this disease being in our lives. The people we have met virtually, have become instant friends.
We have ONE, HUGE common bond, the fact that we are keeping our children alive 24/7. And, we do this together. And those of us that live near each other, love to party together too!
Diabetes has brought a few trips to the hospital (October 2009 and February 2010), LOTS of finger pokes, and LOW blood sugar days.
We also have celebrations with our new found friends. We exchange cards at Christmas, have a secret Santa exchange and share HUGS for Hug a Diabetic Day.
So, even though I did not plan to go to Holland, I am enjoying the company while we are here.
Lots of love on our 2 year Diaversary to all of my AWESOME D Mama (and Dad) friends!
***Side Note: Here is The Superhero's Diagnosis story and the post from our 1 year Diaversary***