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[IP] Re: Letting Go

Robin said    ............. Kevin is 12, dx 12/98 and he had NOT stayed over 
any friends houses or gone on any retreats without us. He had a few school 
functions where my husband went overnight and were grateful 
because of the amount of exercise, different foods and things that happened 
during the night. .......................things came up that only my husband 
or I would know what to do. It has been this whole time that we havent left 
him overnight. (one week at diabetic camp not included) A few weeks ago we 
had to take my daughter to see a specialist for her foot 4 hours away and 
decided to stay over...Kevin needed to be at school, so my in-laws 
(who are with Kev alot and know more than the average bear) took him 
overnight. WELL, between strange meals and who knows what, we had about 20 
phone calls from 3pm to 3AM!!! First he was low, then of course he was 
high...long night for them and us being away. Not worth it. I'm already 
planning on going to COLLEGE with Kevin unless there is a cure! ha ha

Hang in there.I know we will get flamed for this one way or another for not 
trusting more, or giving more freedom....but there are too many variables at 
this point in Kevins life for me to risk him being anywhere but with us.

(we let many friends of his come here for overnights...so he isnt totally 
missing out!)

Robin you have pretty well stated our situation and feelings in your 
correspondence.  I am wondering though...... How am I going to handle the 
camp trip?  We have the choice of allowing him to stay with the other 
students or stay in the cabin with me.  Naturally, he wants to stay with his 
friends.  I just need to know that his b/s will be checked there and reported 
to me. I am considering buying a set of "walkie talkies" to use for 
communicating from cabin to cabin.  He probably will not have his pump by 
that date but we still need to monitor him closely.    
Grand-mom to Cory
age 11 ~ dx'd 12/28/98
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