Here is my response to an article that I posted late last night. If you did not read it yet please find the time to. Some of the comments are outrages and heart breaking to me as a type 1 parents click HERE to read.
I also would like to take the time to thank Wendy at Candy Hearts and Heather at Sweet to the Soul for supporting me and this family and re posting the link on their blogs. Also thank you to the facebookers and the twitters out there who have also shown their outrage at some of the comments and re posted. They are going to need all the support to get through this fight!!
Now on to my letter of support :)
Shame on you all to judge this fight, shame on you for thinking of money before a little boys life, shame on you for taking sides on a subject that many of you have obviously have no idea or understanding about, shame on you for attacking parents who are only wanting the very best for their child, shame on you for missing the real problem with this system. SHAME ON YOU!! My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Feb 2009 when she was 3 years of age and I'm outraged and heart broken over the comments towards this family and their fight for their 5 year old son. Let me try to clear some things up for all of you so confused and judgmental. For the people that are so worried about your money and your tax paying dollars being used for this child just UNDERSTAND that a pump (not injections) is the best way to try and control (manage) a person's blood sugar who suffers from type1. With better control comes less future complication, less complications means less hospital visits, less hospital visits means less tax paying money going towards this family in the future. While on the subject complications can lead to a future of blindness, heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, ketoacidose, stroke and even death. If this was your child's future would you not want the best technology there is to offered to reduce your child's risk of ever experiencing these complications. This family only wants the very best for their child and yes they should be entitled to this. They are not lazy or fools, being Lazy or foolish is one of the last words that I would every describe a type 1 parent as being. We as parents count ever carb that enters our child's bodies, we calculate food to insulin ratio's all day long, our lives are planned to the T it takes time and thought just to run out for some groceries, we check our child's blood sugars every two hours sometimes more and at night while you are all sleeping we are doing night checks and making any corrections that must be made to insure that in the morning when we wake our child are still alive and healthy. Oh and I was never trained as a nurse, I have no training what so ever and we are doing just fine. HOWEVER I do agree with many of you, these schools who have children with medical needs MUST have nurses present. Instead of wasting your time and energy on fighting these parents who only want the best for their son, fight the school board!. If you feel so passionate to call name and make nasty comments understand the true underlining problem. EA's, teachers and all school staff need to support and join this family and demand nurses be present in your schools. That is where the school system is failing these children, they need to step up and realize the needs of their students and their community. So stop fighting with a 5 year old little boy who is asking for his right to a good healthy educated life and start fighting for the real issue SCHOOLS NEED NURSES!!
OK so I had to cut a little out of my comment because of course they only allow 1800 characters per post and I already had to send it in two different posts. But there it is my thought on this topic