Monday, January 10, 2011

Seven years ago today.....

Seven years ago today we were given the news that rocked our world and changed our lives forever.....

It is hard to believe we have been on this roller coaster now for seven years. Yet, it feels like we have always been....I don't even remember what it was like before: before having to check blood sugars a minimum of 4 times a day; before needing 4-6 shots a day; before counting carbs and figuring boluses....

And it will never, ever end for her!

There is still a part of me that wants to rebel, deny, say "It isn't so!!!", bury my head in the sand, and ignore it.....There is a much bigger part of me that wishes to just take it all away from her, take it on myself......But I cannot do either of these. So I continue to support her, ask her what her blood sugars are, if she took her insulin, how much she took, etc.

In six months and 11 days she will be 18. How will that legally change my involvement in her care?.....Will she still be eligible for Medicaid?.....Questions for which I still have no answers......

And in the meantime, we are also beginning to actively attempt to get her learner's permit or driver's license. EEK! The thought of her driving nearly makes me ill!! ;-)

So much has changed in the past seven years, yet so much has remained the same. A lifetime has passed in the blink of an eye, yet sometimes it feels as if we are suspended in time. It seems like the roller coaster should have leveled out some, but it hasn't; will it ever? Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. OH MAN...the age makes me want to throw up :( Driving? Health Insurance? GROWN UP STUFF?!?!?!?!


    Didn't Obama just approve something about kids being able to stay on their parents plans until age 26? i heard something to that effect...sorry I don't know more :(


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