I must apologize about not writing much lately, but things have been nuts. New baby, new hours at work, new sleep schedule, all has thrown life into a chaotic spin, or so it seems. I did, however, have a little time to toss out a Fathers Day Post for MyGlu.org, part of the T1D Exchange. I guess it went over well, I should have rewritten a few more times and I would have liked it too. Life now seems like I’m drinking from a fire hose. There’s many times that I think “this is a cool story or an idea, I should write a blog post about it”, and I never get to it. With that said, let me tell you a story from the other night.
It was Saturday night and my wife and I went to our small group like we always do twice a month. After words we went to the Blue Water Grill. A new friend had gave me a 25$ gift card for any Gilmore Collection restaurant. The restaurant sits on a lake that was the result of a gravel pit. Years later, there are condo’s business and the Blue Water Grill have sprung up around this lake and now it is a pretty little place.
Downstairs there is an open bar area, no windows at all, you can sit there and take in the view. We had lots of fun relaxing and not thinking too much about diabetes. We have a couple of drinks and a plate of wood fire nacho things that was awesome. We didn’t stay out too late, we had to be home by 11 pm to relieve the baby sitter.
I wasn’t too tired so we stayed up and watched one episode of The Glades, season 4, and Battle Star Glactica. Somewhere, a CGM alarmed, and into the story enters diabetes as the main antagonist. Again! Dexcom said she was really low. I scurried upstairs and checked her. She was not as low as dex said, it was a restart so they’re sometimes a little off.
I had grabbed at bottle of Glycolift glucose tablets so I got 4 of them out. She was around 70, too low to see if she would come back up. As I sat her up, she awoke and started chewing them down. I told her “you’re awesome”, don’t know why I said that, I just did. It’s pretty amazing that they can sit up at the drop of a hat and drink juice or chew down glucose tabs, all while half asleep and in the middle of the night. She was chewing down the 3rd glucose tablet and I ask her if I could have the 4th, just joking around a bit with her. She got a big smile and pointed to herself. She ate the last glucose tablet. Quickly she laid back down and drifted off to sleep.
I guess the feeling that all little kids with Type 1 Diabetes are awesome is felt by many. How could you not! Look what they go through, and they do it as a little children. I’ve heard many stories, some children being diagnosed under a year old. Even heard one mother telling both her kids have Type 1 and both were diagnosed under the age one. One common theme is they are awesome and they overcome. My girls were both age 3 when they were diagnosed, I find it amazing what they’ve overcome in just a few years.
Next week, my family and I will be at Friends For Life in Orlando. The whole conference is geared toward people with Type 1, in particular children. It is one special conference. We went 2 years ago and had a blast, we made some friends. You should make plans on coming next years. I encourage you to check out the link above. If you’re going to be there, stop me and say hi if you want. I would like to hear your story, I’ve been telling our families story for 3 years now, I do get encouragement from others overcoming, we all do.
Here are some pic to finish this short little tail, hope you’re having a wonderful summer. Take care and Godspeed.