Today was Emma's first A1C since she was dx'd. We were not worried whatsoever about it. But it was still very nice to see that it was 5.8%. That among other things reinforced that everything is going pretty good so far.
We didn't go in there today with a boat load of questions but just more or less excited to hook up with the amazing people that were there at the start of this journey.
Denise asked about celiac. And was happy with the response we got from the Nicloe (dietician) and Dr. Sellers. And we cannot sit around and worry about it. If it happens we cannot change it. So lets move on.
Another concern was Baby-sitting! Using family members is great. But its not great to use them all the time. So we asked if there would be any interest from anyone who goes to the clinic that has type 1 to baby sit for us.
Nicole basically stopped what she was doing turned around to her desk and said "yes...let me make a note to get you a baby sitter.". Ok that was easy.
We would love to have someone with type one to look after Emma. From our standpoint we would feel better leaving her with them. And to give an opportunity to someone living with this to be able to share this with us and vice versa. I would love to see how this pans out.
I have been thourgouly enjoying reading everyones blogs on here. Eveyone seems to be doing thier part. Myself i want to do more. More in terms of Diabetes volunteering, fundraising, educating people. That would make me feel better. But not sure where to start. I want to make a difference.
In the clinic today we met a couple of families in the waiting room and on the way out. I loved hearing thier stories. How they were like before, during and now. We met a 14 year old that was dx'd this past summer. This young man was inspiring. Mature and composed and very intune with his diabetes. This is how i see Emma one day.
We are lucky. So lucky we have Emma for starters. Lucky we caught this so damn early. Lucky we have a great health care system. Lucky we have a caring compassionate family. Lucky we live 10 minutes from the hospital. Lucky we are accepted in this OC. Lucky we have Emmas mom. Lucky we now do not have any cars with rust on them.
We are a lucky family indeed.