There really are no words for me to properly describe the heartbreak that goes along with this disease. I have said it over and over parenting a child with a chronic disease is like a roller coaster ride. We have our ups and our downs. Sometimes we want to scream with delight and other times we want to scream from fear. Yesterday was a little of both.
Yay! I'm so happy for you! I know it's scary - but you will LOVE it! I know you will! In no time at all you'll look back and wonder how you functioned before the pump! I know it hurts. Your pics look so much like our pump start- same room, same tears... But, at least for us, giving Ave 6 shots a day was pure HELL and anything was better than that! And you must know- the feeling I had the first time she ate a meal and we bolused with the pump instead of giving a shot.... Pure JOY! It brought me to my knees with tears. Such freedom, no pain...priceless! I wish this for you, my
friend, and I can't wait for you to experience it yourself!!!
As difficult as it is to actually take the plunge to start pumping, you've made the right decision Laura. I agree that it's far from a cure, but you'll appreciate it more and more as Nate gets older.
My wife was terrified of the pump. We got Adele's first pump when she was 3 because of me pushing for it. My wife really thanked me after a few months once she saw that all the work was worth it.
It will be all good in the end !!
I couldn't take this step until it had been 18 months after her dx. D CHANGE SCARES ME!!!!
Our transition wasn't easy, but it was an incredible learning experience and I'm so thankful we stuck with it.
Congrats on this new journey and I can't wait to hear all about it!!!!
Flash back to Jessi being diagnosed!
Poor little guy, two sites inserted....owie!
As frightening as it is, the difference in treatment will be incredible. I think the pod is a great choice, especially because there's no tubing to pull on for his age.
Jessi was dx @ 18 months and did injections for 6 years. She's now 9 and has had the pump for almost 2 years. Change was hard, but once you get your groove, things really will settle down. You will look back and think 'what was the big deal?'.
Deep breath momma!
Thanks so much for your post. My son just turned 2, dx at 14 months. By sharing your experience, you're making our upcoming attempt to transition to the pump a little less scary. The nurse just did an omnipod site insertion on him and me on Wednesday. We both have had the omnipod on our arms since then. I finally removed the omnipod this afternoon and am ready to order one. I love the omnipod because there isn't any tubing. I wish you and Nate the best!
Oh it's so hard, all of this, isn't it? I know that look on your face and on Nate's face. I have been there. Just so damned hard most of the time. Our kiddos are so little have all this to deal with.
Please post how it goes with the OmniPod. We are looking into it for Grace. Good luck with Nate. You are a strong mama and can do this. You are a great mama for Nate. Hang in there and hang on.
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