Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

I wish I could erase the memory of watching my big, healthy boy almost die from blood sugar.

I wish I could erase the crying from the huge number of attempts it took for them to find just one vein that hadn't collapsed so much that it wouldn't take a needle.

I wish I could erase the memories of his sunken eyes, his non-coherent state, and his moving in and out of consciousness.

I wish I could erase the concerns about blood sugar, carbs, finger pricks, potential long term effects, and the oh-so-concerned-but-uninformed people who tell us how they "cured" their own diabetes from watching their diet and exercising more.

I wish I could erase Type 1 Diabetes.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

I wish these things with you. Not just for diabetes but for other uncurable ailments.

But am thankful for what can be done to treat and manage, even if not to cure.

And for the hope of ultimate healing after the Last Battle. :-)

Haha, my word verification is "flump." Cute. Need to make up a definition for that one!