This was the original “About Me” page for the private blog I started in January, shortly after my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
On January 4, 2013, I received a call from Ian’s dad.
“He has it.”
I was at work and I sat down at my desk and took a deep breath.
I knew what was coming….
“Ian has diabetes.”
Our energetic, enthusiastic, competitive, smart, and passionate 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes that afternoon.
A little over an hour and a half later, we were in the emergency room being treated as parents of a diabetic child. We were told we would be receiving hours of education and training in the next few days. We were introduced to dozens of doctors and nurses and learned dozens of new vocabulary words we’d never heard or spoken.
In a 60-second phone call, my son’s world, and consequently my world, went from Sweet to Sour.
In the time that has passed since Ian was diagnosed, my thoughts and feelings have fluctuated from one extreme to another….
My mood goes from Sweet to Sour…just like that. And fortunately, almost as easily, back to Sweet.
Good days are sometimes wiped out by bad moments. Bad days are often saved by something wonderful.
This is Ian’s story, but these are my reactions and my thoughts…as the mother of an energetic, enthusiastic, competitive, smart, and passionate 9-year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.