Monday, November 7, 2011

A case of the Mondays, on Sunday.

Today's blog prompt asks us to write about what gets us down. Last night was a perfect example.

Yesterday was L's special day...and how does he spend his birthday? In bed, and on the couch with high blood sugar and ketones. It was a perfect storm that led to all this, and it took MUCH longer than expected to get things back in order.

When your child is crying with stomach cramps...

When your child is throwing up with high ketones...

When your child's blood sugar won't budge...

When you have to do a site change and wonder if your child received the insulin from the previous site...

When your child gets a drink holder for his new bike with a water bottle in it, and all he wants is to open the water asap because he thirsts so vigorously...

when this happens...

A case of the Mondays doesn't even scratch the surface.

Why does the reality of it all have to smack us on what should be his happiest day of the year?

I could ask why all day long.

But instead of wallowing in the why, and the not fairness of it all...I'm going to focus on the fact that he made it through the day without having to go to the hospital.

I'm going to focus on the fact that I got to lay next to my son and rub his feet and hear his stories and his dreams. Because just when I thought I was finally going to lose my composure and give way to the tears...this conversation happened...

"Mom, can I tell you something?"

"Sure baby, what is it?"

"When I'm in the bathroom, sometimes it takes a long time because I just sit there and think about how kind you are to me."

And suddenly...everything is ok again. He is so good at making me laugh and sigh with love all in one fell swoop!

(This'll wrap up day 8 of National Health Blog Posting Month, in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month.)


  1. Meri, this post was just the perfect thing for me to read just as I'm about to get a few hours sleep before the "3am rounds" in my house with 2 T1D kids here Down Under.

    I really hope L's day improved and that he is feeling sooo much better - I'd say he's a keeper!

    A x x

  2. Meri, I think I still would have cried!!!!LOL What a little gem he is!

  3. I keep reading this site, and feel overcome, amazed, awed, and ultimately inspired by your honesty, love and energy.
    Wishing you nothing but good things in your journey.
    Your boys are blessed.

  4. Its those little moments when the sun shines through the rain clouds that makes it all worth it, isnt it? You are such a wonderful mommy, Meri!

  5. the words that melt a parent's heart!

  6. How did you not cry? That made me cry and he's not even my kiddo!

    I'm sorry he had a rough day on his b-day. Suckity Suck Suck!

  7. omg seriously, so much same same with my L's bday last year. she had ketones and a site change RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF HER SLEEPOVER FFS. after she went to bed after her bday this year john actually said, YAY NO KETONES FOR ONCE ON A BDAY! ;P

    L's words at the end melted my heart. <3

  8. I am so laughing out loud at L's comment! Sorry that his special day was a bit of a downer, but so grateful that his sweet nature made up for it all.

  9. When I'm in the bathroom, sometimes it takes a long time because I just sit there and think about how kind you are to me."

    is the most beautiful thing I've read in a long time.
    What a sweetheart.
    You are loved.


    We all walk this journey with our kids. Tough and also amazing how strong they are


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