Since November 19th Justin has had to prick his finger about 150 times, and get about 100 injections. I hate it, but I know he feels better, and that's what matters. This is not easy to take even a month later, I still cry, its tough. Tonight I talked with the scouts about diabetes, and they earned a belt loop, Justin was so excited to show his friends how he checks his sugar. They were all asking him a bunch of questions & while I was reading a book to them Justin made sure to tell them every part that was just like him :)
Last weekend we went to the Boy Scout camp for the day on Saturday, Justin had a blast, and doing all the extras like checking sugar and insulin almost seemed "normal" I bring my JDRF backpack, packed with snacks and all his stuff if we'll be gone for a while. Otherwise I fit what I need in my big purse LOL
|Day Camp with Diabetes
|One day before diagnosis :(
|About 1 month after diagnosis :)
He's wearing the same shirt, that he loves! He's already asked me when were going to another race, I feel so bad he missed out because he wasn't feeling good. We will definitely go to another with him! I can't wait!
I'm so happy that he feels better, He is back to his old self, who I kind of forgotten because I thought he was just growing up and acting different. He is so silly, and always doing something to make me laugh, I love starting my day laughing and being silly with him :) He's gained 11 lbs back! I can totally tell when I try to pick him up haha! I tell him "dude, your waaaaayyyy to heavy" and he just laughs, what a boy!
He is teaching us about being strong, everyday. I only wish I could change places with him so he didn't have to deal with this. Being a kid is supposed to be carefree, not worrying about blood sugars and making sure you have a snack when your supposed to instead of when your hungry. I thank God, that we found out what was wrong when we did before it turned into a real serious situation that required an ICU stay, I also pray to God to give the researchers the funding and tools to find a cure sometime in his lifetime. I can only hope that will happen. His Dr. said in 6 months to a year if he's wanting to we may try a pump. I think that would be great, but Justin would have to want to do it since he's the one wearing it.
Still going one day at a time................................