Hi There Angela: :o)
Oh, poor you and poor Alexis. I feel for you both. It’s Not fair,
that’s for sure. I know you would take it away if you could.
I’m sure it was harder on my Mom than me since she wasn’t
Very educated about Diabetes and I know it stressed her out
not being sure of what to do sometimes. And it was hard trying
to keep our sugars anywhere normal with the primitive testing
they had back then.
You know, I think how a Person deals with their disease is
shaped by so many things. Like a Person’s genes, personality,
the way they are treated by others about their disease, the
amount of education that they receive about it, how things effect
I wasn’t treated Special. I was just supposed to accept it and
through most of it, I did. Except for a bit of rebellion when I was
pre-teens/teenager. I wasn’t rebeling against Diabetes(although
I didn’t like it)but because I was a teenager. That’s what most
teens do. They’re going through their rites and marking their path.
My Rheumy said my stamina is remarkable. I hope that Alexis has
that trait. Then she will certainly survive well.
She may be going through 1 of the 5 stages of grief. Some People
don’t go through any of the stages, some People go through a few
and some go through all of the stages which can last for many, many
years for them until Acceptance of the disease. Sometimes they can
happen in different order. Each Person is diifferent.
Five Stages Of Grief. 1. Denial and Isolation. 2. Anger. 3. Bargaining.
4. Depression. 5. Acceptance.
You can talk to her Ped. about this. He/she may have some ideas to
make Life easier for her, if this the case. Just a thought.
Will she be going to a Diabetes Camp? Most start at age 8. These
usually add a different aspect to a Child’s Life especially if she meets
a long-time Friend there who is going through the same thing.
I’m Glad to hear that the whole Family is involved. That can help a lot.
Of course, getting her into some projects or activities at school or within
the community that excites her will distract her for some time.
In all, I believe that she will be Fine and her Soul will Survive and Shine.
You take Care of You so that You can take Care of Alexis. God Bless! ;o)