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[IP] When your kid gets sick - diabetes
> On the evening Laura was first diagnosed I kept crying
and couldn't stop. Our
> doctor looked me in the eye and said "Sherri, I am not happy that she has this
> but at least diabetes is something we can treat."
As a parent, I understand what you have gone through.
When Lily was diagnosed, Mimi and I were devastated but somewhat
thankful that it wasn't worse. We took Lily to the doc because we
noticed abruptly that she had lost 15 pounds in just a few weeks. We
feared the worse, since a friend had recently lost a son to leukemia.
We had already spent a year and a half sleeping on hospital floors
with little brother Will - the $600,000 dollar man. Fortunately he
will (is) outgrowing the problems. This kind of experience hardens
you to life. You think nothing more can possibly phase you.
Then - whammy, another child gets a major illness. I suppose we
adapted more quickly to Lily's illness. I know we are certainly MUCH
more suspious of the medical people who it seems half the time don't
know what the h--l is going on. That is probably a factor in Lily
starting the pump 5 months after diagnosis.
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