Friday, October 19, 2012


It happened again. That feeling of hopelessness and dread. Cassie had been running high fevers. Her hacking cough progressed to pneumonia. She started showing large ketones and her blood sugars  went through the roof. Two nights ago I was faced with a reading on her glucometer that simply displayed two symbols: H-I. That meant her blood sugar was dangerously high;  her meter could not register a measurable result. It was HI at midnight, 1 am, 2 am and 3 am. It finally got down to 400 (normal is 100) near dawn.

I'm completely spent.

But then... something odd happened.

I got a sweet kiss on my cheek for no apparent reason after a little daddy daughter dinner tonight. A hug and a giggle passed between us. Then I swear I feel a cape drape around my shoulders and a big red "S" appear on my chest. I grow ten feet taller and sprout wings. Suddenly, I'm ready for much more.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Walk Team Kick Off!

One way we fight this crazy disease is by taking part in JDRF's annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Our local walk is going to take place on Saturday, October 27th. It's getting close to sneaker time.

Cassie wrote an amazing letter that makes it hard not to be a philanthropist for our cause: check out what she had to say on our fundraising web page:  

Please consider joining us if you're going to be in Winston-Salem!