My six year old son was just diagnosed with Diabetes on July 17. Both my husband and I are very sad and worry about our boy. My husband moreso is taking this much harder than I. Why? I’ve had my own share of medical issues when I was a child and my first husband became a quadriplegic after a hockey accident. So, I’ve dealt with a lot worse. I have always asked that all I want for myself and my family is NOT to be paralyzed. To me, that is the worst thing to have happen.
Today while at the library I saw a little girl in a wheel chair receiving a treatment from a machine with a long tube. I only caught a glance but I saw enough to thank my lucky stars that my baby does not have to deal with that. After seeing that I realized that even though my son will have to deal with Diabetes for the rest of his life, he will still be able to run and do whatever he wants. His body his free to roam. Free to grab his fork and cut with a knife. Free to go skating in the winter. Free to go climbing a rock. Free to make a snow man. So, if you are feeling down about your highs or lows just remember that you still have your independence and freedom. This is how I get through the scary thoughts that cross my mind. Be strong and smile!