Thought #13: Thank goodness for Facebook.

Much like texting, Facebook provided me with instant access to many people at once and I could give updates, with pictures. Because I was essentially “alone” in the hospital, this was huge for me. The updates were comforting for my family as they could actually see the improvement.

By providing periodic updates and receiving notes and comments, I felt very loved and knew that Ian was in many people’s prayers.

The updates below will always be special, if not bittersweet….as they capture the bravery and personality of my little man perfectly.

Jan. 4, 2013 Ian is eating his low carb dinner and watching football and is a relatively happy boy. We’ve had a long day and we have a big hill to climb. He was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes today. 😦 We are at Akron Children’s for the next few days to get him regulated and get us educated. Thank you in advance for all your prayers.

Sweet dreams buddy. Tomorrow will be a better day.

Jan.5, 2013  Update on Ian: His blood sugar is coming down. He’s handling the insulin shots a little better each time (alot of it is more nerves than pain) and he’s ready for some football. We learned a lot about his diet and the actual disease this morning. This afternoon: diabetes management and all that jazz. 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has offered advice and information. We will be taking it all in in the next few days. And of course, thank you for the thoughts and prayers.

Some lunch and a visit from Uncle Taylor…good for Ian and good for Mom. 🙂

Lights are low. Football is on. No more talking or training for today. Good thing…my brain is full. Keep telling myself “knowledge is power” and I should feel pretty powerful now.

He’s taking charge, doing the math, and counting his carbs for breakfast. Love this boy and so proud of him. Night everyone!

Jan. 6, 2013 We are now waiting to be discharged!!! All of us have had a chance to test his blood and give insulin so we are as comfortable as we can be at this point. Now we have to plan meals and snacks, get supplies and meds organized and meet with some staff members at his school. After a good nights sleep, Ian and I are both in better spirits. In the words of Ian, “Let’s do this thing.”

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