A moment of Reflection from Delta’s Family:
Do you know those moments that you step back and realize how truly wonderfully your life has changed?
It’s easy to forget what life was like before during the chaos of the new normal, but when you stop you can remember oh so well.
I remember the morning we found Eric with his arm outstretched frozen in place as his lips cried for me in little more than a whisper, because he was mere minutes away from death, and the only thing his little heart wanted was to be held and comforted.
It was by the Grace of God that my husband found him and we were able to take charge of the situation.
I remember the sleepless nights that followed for the next 2 years because I refused to risk sleeping through the night again without checking my baby every two hours.
I remember the feeling of ice in my stomach when I pictured him dead on those rare occasions that I slept through my alarm.
I remember the morning my sister checked him as he slept and he had dropped to 12 while he slept.
I remember the tears of Joy and Hope when my prayers were answered and we officially got on the wait list with SDWR.
I remember the shock when I was told we got a Chocolate Lab and he’d be here before Halloween.
I remember the fights over his name, and how oh so fast Delta destroyed my favorite shoes, and how oh so fast I forgave him with every amazing alert.
I remember the first night he woke me up, how he saved the life of not Eric my child who was prone to dropping, but Micheal my first born baby who I didn’t even worry about.
I remember the day Micheal walked in the door after working out with his dad, how he felt fine, but Delta said he was low, and boy was he, the meter said EXTREME LOW it couldn’t even register a number.
I remember the day when I realized Deltas alerts were no longer a big deal, but apart of the norm for us.
I remember the day Eric went to a sleep over taking Delta not Mommy with him.
I remember the day my Three boys, Micheal, Eric, & Delta passed their PAT.
I remember that life before was not one I ever want to return to.
We spent this weekend at my In laws house, and I crawled into bed not even worrying about Blood Sugars cause I knew Our Heavenly Father would send Delta to get me if I was needed.
During the Night a Bark woke me up and Eric’s blood sugar was perfect, but he dropped overnight… And by morning he could have been in that same place as 3-4 years ago, arm outstretched, crying for mom, while minutes away from Death, but he wasn’t he wasn’t cause Delta said Eric was dropping, so While the meter said 121, I dropped Eric’s insulin for the rest of the night. He woke up at 87.
I didn’t think much of it at the time, it’s part of our lives, but looking back I realize how much our lives have changed and how amazingly blessed those changes have been.
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