Monday, November 21, 2011

Grommets take 2, done

My boy had his second set of grommets inserted today. The procedure was quick, and he seems to be doing much better at the moment. He was quite out of it, with a whole screaming and crying match afterward, that felt as though it lasted for much longer than it probably did. He complained of some pain this afternoon, but ended up having quite a good nap. Will likely keep him home tomorrow, probably just the overprotective mom in me :). On another note... We did a 5k walk for diabetes on the weekend. MIT was fun. The walk has grown so much over the past few years. It is huge now! Lost my phone at some point though, which is quite a pain. Hope to have everything sorted and have a new one by the end of this week. And is it just me, or is this a bit weird.... For a "snack" after his procedure he got - a can of coke, a bowl of icecream, and a bowl of jelly. I was expecting a yoghurt and couple of biscuits, which it what he got last year, and what a friend got for her 4 year old a few weeks back. I think the "food " may have been meant for someone else - like perhaps someone having a tonsilectomy (there was a girl in the ward that had one done). Or else I am a bit disturbed that a hospital would have a catering company give a two year old a huge can of coke as a drink! And then considering I told him he is allergic to sodium benzoate too - which is in coke!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

world diabetes day - what I did

This year I attended a photo exhibition of what my doctor calls "the real heroes" of diabetes. I was asked if I would be willing to participate, and been eagerly anticipating Monday's opening. It went well, although seeing people looking at my picture made me feel really self conscious! I also had to write a short piece to accompany the picture - that was hard!

On Saturday we will be doing a 5km walk - I have been doing this walk since it started, and my husband has been walking with me since the second year. Last year my son joined us too. I enjoy doing the walk, and also knowing that I am surrounded by other people with diabetes. And spotting insulin pumps on others.

And maybe Saturday will motivate me a little more to get some basal testing done. I hooked up to my CGMS again last week, but just never got round to doing it. It is like a mental block - when I know I am going to be doing it and will not be able to eat, it is as though my body wil just need something! Or my BG will not cooperate entirely at the slot I think of doing. I am in desperate need of a little tweaking - I think, as I have not done this in quite some time and have made some basal changes...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


You turned two just over a week ago. Two! I cannot believe how much you have grown and changed this past year. You run everywhere, and never sit still for long - except for the movie Cars. You are talking loads, and even making short little sentences. You love pointing things out to me, particularly cars, busses, trucks, and "man on motorbike". You are a real little boy - running and playing with cars, with bruises and scratches across your legs and dirty hands. I love you more than I ever thought possible.