19 hours ago
Monday, May 9, 2011
A glimpse into the future
Monday - Admiring our differences
For the longest time, all I read were the blogs of D-Moms and D-Dads. Somehow I missed the plethora of adult Type 1 blogs out there. I have such a short list of them on my blog roll, so if you are a PWD who blogs and you'd like to be added, just comment on this post!
Anyway, back to the topic. I have to admit that I do worry about Elise's future. When she was first dx'd, all I could see when I looked at her were the long list complications that could happen. Every high number taunted me. Every low made me feel like a crappy pancreas. I was sure that I was ruining my baby's chance at a healthy future.
But then I learned of PWD that had been diagnosed as children, and were now thriving as adults. And it gave me such hope.
The other day, Fred and I had lunch with Drew Holder and his wife Courtney. Drew was dx'd at age 3, but went on the play professional baseball. Diabetes did not slow him down.
I learned a lot during that lunch, from both Drew and Courtney. I wish I had the time and energy to share it with you, but I will say this; Drew is living well. Elise will live well. And your child will live well too.
So thank you, all you adult type 1s. You give this Momma hope that her little girl will be just fine.