Our sweetie pies

Our sweetie pies

Monday, February 20, 2017

a friend's diagnosis

Today, I received a phone call that another child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  I was asked to call and speak with her and encourage her and just be there for her.  I did.

How do I feel when I get these calls?  It's been four years now since our son was diagnosed.

 It's hard.   Every new diagnosis is my child again.  That moment where your life changes forever and then you realize how fragile life is, even for a child.

Even though, it has been four years for us, it still is us together, going through diagnosis all over again.  It's the seriousness of it, the sadness of it, the hope, the finality of it, the brand new world of it.
We live it everyday, whether it is maintenance or reliving those moments, prior to diagnosis, during the hospital stay, or the daily stress of the maintenance of their health.

We mourn for every family that has to hear those words, that their child is really sick and has a disease that won't go away.  The unfair lot, that we are all handed that was the last plans we had for our children.  Our children that are meant to be innocent and enjoy life.

Another diagnosis is another diagnosis of another family living with a burden that they didn't ask for.

We must join as a community and help take care of our young and give all of us parents an extra hug as most of us need it.

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