Remember the day your child was diagnosed with diabetes? It was a nightmare, right? But lately I have been reading very careful of the plight other families deal with additional diagnosis to diabetes; and it surely can be very, very rough.
Can you imagine dealing with diabetes and also having to deal with another disease from a long list of culprits. My heart goes out to those who either have diabetes and another disease (or more) with one child, or diabetes in one chid and other diseases with other children.
And I am definitely including mental health issues in this mix.
Having two kids with T1D, I know the difficulties, the heart aches, the frustrations; but I have no clue what it is like to run from one room dealing with a night-time glycemic reaction and having to tend to another child in another room with the pain from crohns disease. Can you imagine?
There is some-sort of balance having two kids with diabetes (did I just say that?–remind me I said that at a later date). Do parents dealing with multiple disease states find the balance as we have dealing with two kids with T1?
Someone once stated to me that God gives no one more than they can handle; I say—wanna bet? How any of us get through the day and the stories I read and hear about when kids are just so amazing are incredibly inspirational, and sometimes heart breaking.
When I know, I mean I KNOW, that there are parents out there dealing with more than one hardship, and life almost seems to be cruel, I look at my life and say; “Yeah, we got this.”
And you want to know the most interesting point about these families with many hardships; many of us would never know it. They take what life has, they deal with it, they share when they need help, they are strong when they need to be, and above all……they do their ‘damnest’ to get their children ‘back into life’.
We can learn a lot from these parents/families……..I know I surely have; and they have my highest and deepest respect; and thank you for inspiring us daily—-we may not talk about it much but don’t think for one second we are not aware. And if you are not aware….KNOW that it exist more than you think.
God bless all of you.
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