We’ve made it through a week and have lived to tell about it! Thanks to everyone who has helped us this week by dropping off meals, or yummy goodies, giving the kids something to do (Thanks Kim!) and for my mom who came and did five loads of laundry today and Jay’s mom for taking the kids and the list goes on.
And even though I’m still not resigned to getting only 2 hours of sleep at a stretch, we think we may have found a work-around where Jason does Ava’s midnight feed so if I got to bed early I get a 5 hour stretch of much needed sleep – yahoo!!!
And Ava is getting lots of cuddle time with her siblings..
And Sarah isn’t back at school yet. Even though her school is fairly large, she is the first there with diabetes that needs help managing it. So we are trying to work with them to find a solution to her eating her snacks at scheduled times, checking her blood sugar at lunch and eating her afternoon snack. It struck me the other day that if we weren’t dealing with Ava and her heart that this blog would be full of how our lives have changed dealing with Sarah and her type 1 diabetes, but Ava is rather trumping things right now. But life has changed and I still am so greatful that Jason has taken this on and when it comes time for him to go back to work… well… let’s just say I’m not looking forward to that day. And I do plan on sharing much more on the diabetes thing when I get a chance. Thankfully Sarah is a trooper and although it’s made her grow up a ton, I’m just so greatful that she is a strong girl and for the most part is dealing with everything well.
And thanks everyone for praying. When things seem over-whelming, sometimes I am flooding by a sense of peace that I know can only come from God and I am so greatful for everyones prayers.
We are blessed. This is not an easy life, but day by day we are getting through, praise God.