and in these last few months we have been hitting some major mile stones within our diabetes journey.
1st the belly shot (click HERE to read)
and NOW she want's to do her OWN shots...What? hold on a minute...your only 4 and "normal" 4 year old children usually go running, screaming at the top of their lungs, hands in the air at the sight of needles and you want to DO YOUR OWN!
Last night after dinner I was getting out THE pen (an insulin pen)
"OK Cara" as I held up the pen "where at"? "In my arm" she says (that is her sweet shot for now) As I started to examine both bruised and battered arms to find the leased abused, she looked at me and says "mom I can do my own shot's" "uuuuuummm, well, ahhhhhh, sooooo, well ahhhhh... what... you want to do your own shot"? I think that is what I said??
What's a mom of a 4 year old diabetic to do??
I kinda freaked and had a whole crazy debate in my head that should have taken a "normal" mom a few days to compile all the pro's and con's to this request. It took this D momma about 30 seconds to say "maybe next time, with a little practice"
Not sure if I made the right choice at that second, but I just did not want her poking herself with a needle without any practice. I mean, I needed to learn how to work the pen and I did not want her to have a bad experience this time and NEVER want to try it again. I know that she has watched us very closely giving her shots for 19 months, 4 times a day (if you are good at math, which I'm not! you could find out how many shots that is...I'll just go with the number A LOT) Does that mean she is ready to do it herself...
And she was not very happy about my decision, that injection was the loudest, most screamiest, fight fest in a LONG TIME!
So today will be the 1st day of insulin pen injection 101 workshop....Now where is that cabbage patch??
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