Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We're Home!!!

Just a quick post to let you know that Nick was discharged from hospital this afternoon

I have been astounded by how grown up he has been over all this - my boy is really a man in teenager's clothing on the quiet

His attitude when asked how he feels is a shrug of the shoulders and the reply "I've got to do it so I'll just get on with it"

He has to administer his own insulin injections four times a day and prick his finger to carry out blood sugar level tests regularly - all this he has mastered quickly with no fuss and great competence

He's now desperate to get back to some semblance of normality so he returns to school tomorrow

As for me - I'm shall we say somewhat nervous especially now I'm away from the hospital safety net even though they are accessible 24/7 at the end of a phone

But I'm in total awe of the way he has coped and is looking forward to the future with his usual zest for life

Thank you to everyone who both commented or emailed me privately with your support, advice and good wishes.

You've given me more support than you can ever know

So now - onwards and upwards!

17 comments:

alice c said...

Hurray!

(I hope that you protected him from the news about the LI v Glaws match. It might have sent him into a decline.)

marigold jam said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering how things were and planning to e-mail you when I discovered your post. So very glad that you now have Nick home although as you say a little scary to be away from the hospital. I am glad he seems to have taken it all in his stride and hope that things will continue to go well for him and indeed for all of you.

Love and hugs

Jane

Jeanne said...

Great news, Anne! With his can-do attitude, it'll all turn out fine. Keeping you all in my thoughts ~ Jeanne

Nancy said...

Oh, excellent! He's probably eager to have much less attention focused on him. What a trooper you have raised!

Nancy in MT said...

Isn't it wonderful to find out you've raised a great kid who can take some knocks, get up and just take that next step, sounds like he will do just fine. Diabetes treatment has come so far, read, read and read so you will stay informed. Best to you all, Nancy in MT

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased to hear he is home and going well with all this change.........

Meggie said...

Oh I am so glad to read of how well your wonderful son is coping, & that it can be managed.
Life loves chucking curve balls at us when we least expect them!
Hugs xx

lindsey said...

So glad that things are working out well. Tell Nick to prick his finger on the side (not middle) as it is less sore that way. He sounds a real champion.

Cascade Lily said...

Glad to hear you're home. And haven't you raised a wonderful man?

Narelle said...

Just when we're not looking ... our children grow up and surprise us.
Good to hear he's home and positive.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think your post isn't just about Nick and what a great kid he is, but also a post about what a great job you and your hubby have done leading up to this point. When kids handle things above and beyond our expectation, it is because they have been nurtured and taught how to be strong....he is a credit to you both. :o)

Tanya said...

And here he was just a little boy for the last few years on your blog. Now a very adaptable young man! That just shows how well you have raised him! Much love!

Juliann said...

Kids are amazing! You are the start of a new journey - I will be thinking of you. Try to be kind to yourself as you learn a new way.

YankeeQuilter said...

Seems like he has a very level head on his shoulders. Now time for a deep breath for Mom....

julieQ said...

I am glad your baby is OK. I am just so sorry that he and you have to go through this, but just soldier on...sounds like he is doing wonderfully. You did a great job, Mom!

Kim said...

Anne, I am happy to read that your boy is home and getting on with life with such a good attitude. I understand that it is a bit tricky to manage diabetes but with watchful care he should do well. Just glad nothing worse was found to be wrong.

Alison said...

Anne, I was one of your quilt swap partners a while ago. I was just going through old 'friends' blogs and read about your son. I have a 15 year old daughter who was diagnosed at age 10 with type 1 diabetes. She is doing well and is a high level athlete. She now uses an Animas insulin pump and that has been a great move that I hope will be an option for your son in the future. If you need an ear please just send me a note. I have been there.