If you’ve been reading here long, you know that Luke and Grace both live with Type 1 diabetes. Thankfully, things are going well for both of them. They’re both on insulin pumps, and Luke also has a continuous glucose monitor, which is pretty cool.
Well, a little over 5 weeks ago, we were at a celebration for some friends. Our dear friends, the Perrys, were also there. Kathy mentioned that she had recently noticed Zach (their youngest) drinking a LOT and wetting his diapers a LOT. Like, he was desperate for his sippy cup. And he was wetting through his diapers in the middle of the night AND in the morning. So, she wondered about using our blood tester (glucometer) to check his sugar. Just to ease her mind.
I think both of us expected the numbers to be normal. I mean, he’s only 2, right?
Long story short, his numbers weren’t normal. He went to after-hours pediatric care in town that night (a Saturday evening – when the endocrinology office was closed), and then back to the endocrinologists’ office the next morning.
Our sweet little Zachy is also a Type 1 diabetic.
Thankfully, his mom (Kathy) is a nurse, so she has a leg up on this. But it has been an adjustment for their family, of course. They are still adjusting as his sugars are still being regulated. I’m sure they would appreciate any prayers as they continue to figure out all the details of his diagnosis.
He’s such a champ. He didn’t cry once when I had to poke his fingers the first night. And still, the crying for finger pokes and shots is minimal. (Correct me if I’m wrong, Kath!) 🙂
Anyway, while we had the Perry kiddos overnight recently (more pics to come), I took some cute pictures of Grace and Zachy with their JDRF Rufus bears, which they both received from their endocrinologists’ office. I wanted to share them here. Aren’t these kiddos precious?!