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.
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After the trauma of the site insertions was over, my sweet friend, Helen took Nate home so that my mom and I could focus on the pump class. The class was very informative. The CDE spoke for about an hour, we did some problem solving and then the reps from each of the three major pump companies came in and spoke about their products. I had narrowed it down to 2 before the class started but was very impressed with all 3 pumps. I then had to rethink my entire decision. I actually had the OmniPod inserted into my arm and the MiniMed into my tummy and left the hospital with both. In the end I went with the one that I have been drawn to since the very beginning.
Today I filled out the paperwork to order Nate's insulin pump. We are going with the OmniPod. I think that all 3 pumps have great features and there are things that I love about all of them but in the end I went with the one that I believe is the best fit for Nate and for our family. We hope to be pumping by March 1st.
Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated as we face the rough days to come in this long journey. An insulin pump is not a cure for Nate's T1 diabetes but I hope it makes his journey easier and his life more exceptional. There is nothing that this little boy cannot accomplish and we will do everything in our power to make sure he has every opportunity to succeed.