Tuesday, March 25, 2014

say hello to Tyger...

eight weeks old

super cute

and all the things that a small girl child has waited for in a kitty-cat of her very own

furry, fluffy, funny, fearless

we welcome Tyger to our sams creek home

(yes EJ is completely smitten with her kitten)


Monday, March 17, 2014

the shape of days...

here we are

5 weeks after the finger prick that changed all our lives

and our days are adopted a familiar shape


10 (or there abouts) finger prick BGL tests per day
(including 3 tests during the school day and ever popular 3am finger prick... )

4 insulin injections per day
(including one at school)

learning to be constantly aware of what food is to be/has been eaten
and when and what it means

learning to be constantly aware of how the body feels
and adjusting food/insulin to accommodate past, present and future activity

it's stressful
(for a mumma bear)

and tiring
(for both a mumma bear and her cubs)

but in and around finger pricks and counting carbs and insulin injections

and (sugar) highs and (sugar) lows

life goes on...


sass has been remarkably resilient
('aren't all kids' is the oft heard refrain...)
even though he's part choffed, part embarrassed
by all the attention that his determination and resilience has attracted...

(he's somewhat mortified by the 'rising star' bit....
he just likes to swim and has absolutely no olympic dreams
unless of course  'throwing-ball-for-dog-to-fetch' becomes an olympic sport...

“Tell me the story..
About how the sun loved the moon so much..
That she died every night..
Just to let him breathe...”

― Hanako Ishii