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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shooting for Dinner


Jack has been giving himself insulin for about a year now, but no matter how many times I see him inject himself, he never ceases to amaze me. There’s just something about watching my seven-year-old son pierce his skin with a needle and then shoot life-saving insulin into his body that gets me. My seven-year-old. Seven-year-olds should not know how to wield a syringe. At the same time, I’m so glad Jack does. Bittersweet.

11 comments:

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

So very true!
When she was on MDI, watching Bean inject herself was a proud and sad moment for sure. So glad she was able to do it...hate that she needed to!
They already grow up so quickly, D speeds that up and it stinks!

Trish said...

Aww, I know. :( My son is almost 5 and he checks his own BG. He recently started getting mad at me for prepping the meter for him. He wants to do it all. He started asking how many carbs are in everything he eats and I knew what would come next. Yep... he wants to do his own bolus. Not yet, mister!

my sweet girl said...

Your right - he shouldn't have to know how to use a syringe or even know what one is for that matter. Since he does need to know I think it is fantastic that he can and is willing to do it himself. Good for him!

Roselady said...

I just looked at that pic and admired him so much. He knows he has a job to do and he's doing it.

Reyna said...

Jack is amazing Heidi. Joe has never done it. He talks of inserting his sets...the only place we put them is in his rump...hard place to reach on yourself. He has set a goal for himself next year to change one site per week. We will see.

Michelle said...

Bittersweet, indeed! Wish our kiddos didn't have to know about blood sugar or insulin or carb counting!

sky0138 said...

This picture speaks volumes Heidi. What a fantastic kiddo you have!

shannon said...

yes.

busymom said...

Bless his heart-he's brave. And only seven? He'll be a responsible man when he grows up. : )
But still hard to watch? Yes. Good Lord, what our kids go through.

Amy Lederer said...

I'm all choked up and proud. I understand what you are saying, bittersweet. Amazing boy who has an amazing mom! (((hugs)))

Lora said...

I know what you mean by bittersweet. Justin will not give his own shots... part of me wishes he would, but the other part of me is glad he doesn't want to deal with all that yet.