Exhausted. That should be my middle name. Laura Exhausted
. It has a nice ring to it – eh? I cannot remember a time in my life that I have been more exhausted and overwhelmed. At this point no one in my life has learned to care for Nate except for me. My husband can wing it but he would not be comfortable planning a meal, counting the carbs and figuring out Nate’s insulin requirements. I am it! I am the one and the only person that keeps my son alive every single day. So, again I say – EXHAUSTED! Several people have offered to learn to care for Nate but it just has not happened yet. I know it will soon and I look forward to a time that I will feel comfortable leaving him with someone for more than 1 or 2 hours at a time. Houston
Last week Jim was out of town again and my bestie, Helen did something totally amazing! She gifted me a sitter. She made the arrangements, the payment and sent a wonderful sitter to my house. It was so amazing! Helen is one that has offered to shadow me for a day and learn all that she can about Nate’s care but as I mentioned before we just have not had a chance to get it done. Knowing me the way that she does she could tell that I needed a little bit of time to escape so she just gifted me a sitter. We were able to eat lunch, chat, and hang out for a couple of hours without any children but more importantly without me having to do anything with Nate and his diabetes. It was pure Heaven.
Helen and I have been friends since our oldest girls were 4-months old. We hit it off instantly and so did our girls. She is my go-to mom for anything and everything I need for my kids. She is always there for me and for them. I know in my heart that she loves my children as if they are her own and I know that she has cried many tears for me and for my sweet baby Nate. She was the 1st person I called when Nate was dx with T1 (I couldn’t remember my husband’s #) and she was at my house waiting for me before I even got home from the doctor with Nate. She had my girls packed up and ready to go to her house so that Jim and I could completely focus on Nate and learning how to care for him. She is a good friend, a true friend and my best mommy friend. She is a gift.
Thank you, Helen for my gift and for being a gift in my life.
And a cute little picture of Nate . . .
Endo appt today went well. A1c = 8.7
More on the appointment in my next post.