Family tragedy and chaos consumed much of my own energy this summer, but the kids coped well with the sudden loss of their grandfather. There is still much to be resolved in my mom's life, but we are getting closer to having her here with us. She is doing well overall and looking forward to this next phase of her life.
I am also happy to report that a 32 year-old man and 52 year-old grandmother are off of dialysis, (after many years on the transplant list), and living normal lives with "new" kidneys. Another grandfather can now see after receiving new corneas. We haven't heard from all of the life-gift recipients yet, but these alone made the grueling donation process worthwhile.
Emma was amazingly healthy this summer, (knocking wood, I hate to even say that out loud). Her meds all seem to be about right and we have been in a surreal period of diabetes ease. The first two weeks of school have been beautiful too. (Like no-hitters, no alarms, OMG) Is that even possible?
I suppose that when her body is not under so much stress, not dealing with so much inflammation and chaos that it makes sense to see better numbers, but this has been a treat. We've had our ups and downs, as always, but her average is beautiful and we rarely see a pre-meal number higher than 130 right now. Wow! How I wish it could be like this all of the time.
We had to push back all of her normal appointments until mid September, so I haven't been able to sit down with the neuro about her MRI results or follow up on her latest tests. It's been a nice break, but I'm ready to get it over with and make sure things are really as good as they appear on the outside. Hell week will begin September 19th, and then we will be in the clear with specialists until the new year. Hopefully.
I am back to my Sweet shop and sewing up a storm. I enjoyed the break, a lot, but I'm happy to be back. It's the most rewarding job I've ever had. It does keep me too busy, but overall it's worth it. ;-) Speaking of which... I better get to work. :)