This is the day that we learned that my 12 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The next 4 days were spent at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. I am not sure that I remember much of what happened in those four days. I do remember the amazing changes that happened when insulin entered my sons body. He perked up. There was color in his cheeks when there wasn’t any before and the circles under his eyes, poof they were gone.
He was amazing, he listened as the dietitian taught us how to count carbs and how our diabetes educator taught us how to manage the disease and how to calculate his insulin. Within that first day he was giving himself injections and had mastered the math. He was adapting to his new life.
The past 6 months have been challenging and life changing. This is our journey.