Nothing Else Matters

Tonight I am at the hospital with Tweedle Ian.

It has been an exhausting day.

He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this afternoon.

It’s so late and I’m exhausted yet I can’t sleep.

We have so much to learn and take in.

Tomorrow we will meet with several specialists: a diabetes educator, a nutritionist, and a social worker.

My resolution for 2013 was to LEARN.

Not exactly what I had in mind….

I’ll be back to blogging about school at some point. But right now, nothing else matters.


23 responses

  1. Sending prayers for you and your son, and your whole family.

    1. Thank you dear. Every day is a little easier than the day before.

  2. My niece was diagnosed with diabetes at age 9; she is 21 presently. I think that one of the hardest things about her diagnosis was hearing many well meaning friends say things like, “You should just be glad it’s not cancer.” It is a disease and making light of it is insane. You are right, you have so much learning to do about diabetes. The good thing is that your young Ian has a mother who is willing to learn and teach him how to get a hold of diabetes, harness it, and live successfully with it. I live with the hope that in my niece’s lifetime, there will be a cure.

    1. You kinda hit the nail on the head here. I am the team captain for Relay for Life in our building so i obviously support finding a cure for cancer. But I have been thinking alot about the fact that he will never be “in remission” and that every day for the rest of his life he will have to rely on insulin. It is never ever ever going away. But I am also hopeful that they will find a cure for this too.

  3. My prayers are with you. You have a road to travel, but I believe you will traverse it and you will both come out into the sun.

    1. Thank you Cheryl! So sorry I missed your one year anniversary!! I’m mighty impressed with your drive and so glad to have found your blog.

      1. You do not have to apologize . Take care of that boy. Give him a hug for me!

  4. Dude. Tough news to hear. I’m sending you some positive vibes and hoping that your days will improve.

    1. Thank you. We will hopefully be going home today.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Parent to parent. Teacher to teacher. Bronx to Cleveland!

    1. Thank you so much. 🙂

  6. If I remember correctly, you’re in the Sacramento area? If so, and you’re interested in talking with somebody who has gone through this, send me an email ( My brother was diagnosed when he was 18. He’s now 53 and healthier than any 53-year-old you’ll know. He has spoke at JDRF events and “diabetes camps” for kids. He may be willing to talk about his experiences with you if you’re interested. I also have a cousin in Illinois whose daughter was diagnosed a couple of years ago at the age of 11 or 12. She also may be willing to talk as well. Even if you’re not local, I can put you in touch with them if you’re interested. There are a lot of resources out there for you, and it’s a lot easier to manage then it was in the past. Good luck with Tweedle Ian. He’ll be fine.

    1. Wow! Thank you for reaching out and offering some help. As we get home and start to figure out our new lifestyle, I will be in touch. As you can imagine, its all very overwhelming right now. Thank you!

  7. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Hold them close. Cyber-hug and all the sending all the positive energy your way I can muster. xoxo Jane and family

    1. “Hold them close”. You reminded me of a quote on a poster I used to have….”Believe in children. There is faith in their eyes, love in their touch, kindness in their gestures. Thrill with them at life’s big and small moments. HOLD THEM CLOSE.” Thank you Jane!

  8. So sorry to hear this! Sometimes life has a way of teaching you things you don’t want to know.

    1. I have never learned this much in a 24 hour period. Ever. Thank you for your thoughts.

  9. Aww poor baby… Take care of him and you. Praying for you both

    1. You know I am. :). Thank you friend.

  10. Oh, no! I’m so sorry. Wishing you both strength and all the support that you need.

    1. I have been so encouraged by the kind words of my real life friends and of fellow bloggers like you. Thank you!

  11. Oh man, I’m so sorry! My thoughts/prayers/wishes are with you this weekend– you are one strong mom/teacher/woman, you’ll help him learn to cope with it, but that doesn’t change how scary it must feel. Big hugs.

    1. Thank you girl….your friendship and support and faith in me means the world. I am so tired but anxious to get home and get things organized and ready. It’s weird to think that this is not a temporary situation and that is the rest of our lives.

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