Monday, September 13, 2010


   I remember a time when I was dead set against putting my son on an insulin pump. It seemed as if there were too many risks to make it worthwhile. I eventually came to realize that people tend to share bad news more than talk about the status quo and when things are non-events and the potential issues were far and few between. It took almost a year and a lot of researching and soul searching, but I finally got to a place where I was comfortable with pumping and really looking forward to it.

   This morning, Jonathan's doctor asked us to take him off the pump for a week or two until the infection clears up. I haven't seen Jonathan since this, but Bobbie says he seemed ok with going back on shots. Me on the other hand, I'm not happy about this at all! After a taste of not having to drive a needle into him multiple times a day, having a more relaxed schedule (in terms of meal times), and being able to correct those slightly off numbers, I don't want to go back and feel that it's horribly unfair for him to have to go back to MDI. I made him a couple of shirts for his birthday tomorrow that I think I will put away until he's back on the pump since they include a lot of pumping related things.

Ducking Fiabetes!


  1. QUACK QUACK!!!!!!!!

    I'm so sorry for this setback. I will pray that his infection heals immediately and you are able to get back into his pumping journey sooner rather than later.

    We had a difficult transition to the pump in 2/07. It was REALLY rough.

    Please know that you WILL weather this storm and you WILL be victorious.

  2. Well that just sucks, I am sorry, but at the same time I am so glad he is okay with it. In the end... that show what an amazing kid he is :)
    The time will fly by and you will be back on the pump before you know it :)

  3. Sorry to hear about this setback, hopefully that infection heals quickly and that this doesn't happen again.

    I don't have either of my girls on a pump yet, I have been hesitant to make any changes yet because their A1C's have been amazing. I guess I will cross that bridge when the time is right, from what I hear...once you start pumping, you never want to go back to MDI's :)

  4. I can imagine your disappointment. At least returning to MDI is only temporary. Hope the infection clears quickly!

    Happy birthday to your little guy!!!

  5. I'm sorry, what a total bummer!! I hope the infection clears up quickly so he can be back on his wonderful pump. Until then, Happy Birthday dear Jonathan!

  6. THAT SUCKS. (((HUGS))) Hang in there.

  7. QUACK! I'm sorry. What a trooper he is! Hang in there!