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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Asking "Why?"

I know it has been a while since I posted and I am sure you are wondering why.  In short I have been trying to inspiration to adjust to life's changes get going again.

As a family we have also been asking why.  On March 8 my day started with McP, our 4 year old, saying he was having trouble breathing.  A quick call to the local family doctor got us right in and in no time we were on the road to the closest hospital with an ICU.  McP was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and we were in SHOCK - no one in our family had ever had diabetes.  We later learned that 90% of those diagnosed with type 1 have no relatives with the disease.    He was in the ICU for 2 days and then we went to Denver to meet with pediatric endocrinologists and learn all about type 1 diabetes.

I will be honest before Phillip was diagnosed I was only vaguely aware that there were 2 different types of diabetes and they are really very different diseases.  Type 1 is an autoimmune disease and in short it means that McP's pancreas has stopped working and he will need insulin  (unless a cure is found) for the rest of his life.  So the past several months have been a period of adjustment for the whole family.  While we are adjusting, it does often leave us asking ....Why did diabetes effect our family?

 McP, feeling better now,with his new friend Thumper

From 2010-08-11

2 comments:

Rosie said...

Hi, So sorry to read about your little boy, I'm sure it was a huge shock. I have diabetes type 2 and I know its not quite the same, but that was a bit of a shock too. Please don't be too hard on yourself, as a mum I know we tend to blame ourselves for what happens to our kids. I'm sure your little boy will be fine once you get used to it all. And I am sure your lost muse will return very soon.
Rosie

Kathy said...

Hi Carol.. good to see you post.. hard to deal with.. that pic of McP and Thumper is great.. am sure once you are all in a routine will get easier..
Kath
xoxo