Adaynasmile

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Five Minute Friday: Change

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Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Change. That one word is kinda scary.

Right now we are going through a huge change.

S is on his pump. We started the insulin yesterday.

Seems like no big deal. Just another way of delivering the same medication.

But its a HUGE deal.

First of all we have to get used to him wearing the pump all the time. We are talking a medical device with tubing. Attached to his rear.

Second we have to adjust his dosing which means watching his numbers very closely. Any variance can signify the need of a change to our current regiment.

Third we have to adjust our supplies. This seems silly but when you are used to budgeting co-pays for one thing and have to change to more expensive co-pays for another, it does make a difference.

But its a good change. Its one that I am excited about.

Today was our first full day on insulin and he did really well. His numbers were tighter than they ever are.

But he still had a few highs. And we still have to figure out the kinks.

Its different than just giving him straight insulin. The pump decides, based upon information we give him, what the correct amount of insulin to give is. I can always override but it is scary to have a machine tell me these things.

But I still think it is a positive change. I think it will make managing his diabetes easier. I think it will make him happier. I think that it will protect him in a lot of ways. And I look forward to the change as it continues and as it simply becomes part of our lives.

Change is scary sometimes, but sometimes it is for the best.

Blessings,

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Author: adaynasmile

I am a "domestic engineer" who enjoys dabbling in a variety of different artistic endeavors. I am blessed to be the wife of a wonderful man, and the mother of three handsome young men. These four men are the light of my life. Our life has a different set of challenges from many people, as we live the life of a military family, supporting my husband as he serves in the Air Force. The older boys are also Irish Twins, and are almost exactly 9 months apart. S was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, which has brought its own challenges. T was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in September 2012. We live a hard life but one we wouldn't trade for the world. This blog is a place for me to share our life stories, my creative experiments, links to various things that I discover online, and any random thoughts that I may have. Thanks for checking it out!

9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Change

  1. I am praying for the best for S. I am new to FMF community.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I am glad that you are finding ways to manage S’s treatment. Let us hang on to our Father in heaven. He knows what is best for us every time. Changes comes for the good for his purpose and for our benefit.

    Blessings from the Philippines to you.

    Lolita

    • Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the prayers. I am so grateful that we have our God behind us in all things and that He works for the good of those who love him. Sometimes it is hard to remember and hold onto that truth. Thanks for reminding me! :)

  2. Dana,
    My heart and prayers are with you… I do my best to remember that fear and excitement look very much alike. It all depends on how we look at things. I am excited for the potential that life may become easier with the aid of medical technology. And… I absolutely understand how “it is scary to have a machine tell [you] these things.” I trust in the positivity of hope and wish you and your family all the very best of changes. :)

    • Thanks! I am looking forward to when we have it a bit more under control. I do believe it is a positive change. I just feel a bit overwhelmed right now. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :)

  3. I kind of liked that the pump took some of the guess work out of the equation for us. Although there are still times we override it (especially at night) If he’s high, we only dose about half of what the pump recommends. ;) After reading a few of your 5 min friday posts, I’ve decided to join in! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    • I have to say that I think I will like it over time. I think it is just the adjustment. And even though it is scary it is also very exciting. I think that it will be wonderful its just the overwhelming feeling of trying to get it all sorted out. And the fact that insulin is constantly going to him is what scares me the most. I know it is good but I feel like I am less control. Not true. But I am emotional, pregnant, and exhausted. Lol!

    • Oh and I am glad you are joining in! Its my favorite post of the week! :)

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