Sunday, May 31, 2009


(Syringes and pen needles Ross has used during the month of May)
This is proof of what a stud Ross is. By my calculations, he has had over 140 injections since his Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis five weeks ago. He gets at least four a day. Not once has he cried or complained about having to get the injections. He mostly gives them to himself (in his abdomen and thighs), but when it's time to rotate to his arms, he needs help with those (he can't quite reach them himself).
As he was giving himself a shot the other day, I asked, "Ross, how do you feel about having diabetes, now that you're a month into it?" He replied, "I don't like it. But there isn't anything I can do about it, so I might as well make the best of it." I would say that is quite a mature outlook for a ten-year old.