I cannot believe the amount of support we have gotten this past couple of weeks from our family friends and people who don't even know us. All I want to do is brag about these people. Some show it in different ways than others do.
I am honored to have these people in my life. And am thrilled that we have met others via the OC website.
This past week essentially was a 180 degree turn from our week before. I had a strong week at work and just in talking to people. I think mainly because I did not have to tell the our story to too many people this week. That in itself was a good thing for us to get on with this.
If you had asked me or if I had told you the story two weeks ago I would be telling it differently than I would be now.
Now it is more of a positive thing. Positive thoughts keeps snowballing into more positive thinking. Sheesh I sound like a self help book, but it is so true. And the more optimistic and encouraging people that post on here, call us, or we run into from day to day has increased as well. I love you guys!
As for Emma this week her numbers were all over the board and not necessarily in the range we needed her to be in. It is evident that her Honeymoon phase is still presently strong and that is definitely helping us and Emma take things a little less intensely as it would if she needed to mix insuilns and receive them more than once a day. With saying that we have lowered her dose of NPH (long lasting) insulin from 2 units to 1.5. So time will tell.
At the beginning of the week I couldn't give her the insulin without hurting her. Man did I feel like a heel. We try everything in our power for Emma not to hurt but the first thing I do when I get up is to frighten her and hurt her.
However since Thursday she has actually thanked me after I gave her her doses. Also I believe that she is so close to be testing her self soon it is scary. She is a extremely quick learner and is so resilient. She actually now will take the pen and try to test herself.
When was the first time you or you let your child test themselves? How did it feel? For them/for you? I am looking also for the code for the nav bar from the OC website. If anyone can give it to me it would be awesome if that is acceptable protocol. If not I will email for it again.
Oh yea one more thing. Emma finally got her bracelet. It is beautiful. I will post a pic of it her later but for now I have to go for a Tims Run. Large double double all the way!!