We have been running around having a fun summer. When we put the house on the market, Realtors began parading hosts of potential buyers through our home, which means we have been kicked to the curb daily.
NO harm done though…it has been keeping us off our butts.
We have been bicycling, walking, going to the fair, the movies, the city, and hanging out at the in laws. With the house on the market, we have stayed close to home, trying to make the best of it.
Personally, I think the most spectacular parts of our summer has been the places we have checked the boys blood sugars...
On top of a Ferris wheel
On a ferry boat in the middle of the San Francisco Bay
In the stands watching a dolphin show at Six Flags
In the line at Baskin Robbins
In the middle of Toy Story 3, by the light of my iphone
On a bench by the bathrooms in Ikea
On the jungle gym at the playground
In the children’s book section at Target
In the car on the freeway
At every restaurant table we have eaten at
My favorite though was in my in-laws backyard. B fell while riding his bike and sported a fair sized scrape on his leg. He checked his sugar with the extra blood.
Diabetes doesn’t take a break for fun. It comes along uninvited…shouting for attention. But what ev’. We don’t give it more attention than it absolutely requires. We stop and check blood sugars, wherever, whenever…with whoever watching us.
Because that is how we roll.
We are not afforded the convenience of caring what others think. When a boy needs to be checked…dang straight we are going to check him.
Hell or high water…WHEREVER we stand.
I know people watch. If it wasn’t my family, I would be watching too. It is fascinating what we do to keep our children alive. Every blood sugar check is important. Every unit or fraction of a unit is vital.
Our blog friend Hallie hit the nail on the head yesterday with a post on this very subject.
She has shouted the motto of every parent and person in the DOC…”I’m not a doctor, but I play one in real life.”
Check out her post. It puts it all into perspective.
D has given us honorary degrees from some kind of Diabetic Medical School. We practice wherever there is a need. We don’t have offices…we are out in the trenches of life. We save lives on the spot. If there is a need, we are ready.
Even on top of Ferris wheels…