Thursday, November 26, 2009


We spent the first half of the week at the hospital, after finding out that Fisher has Type 1 diabetes.
So, today -

The Thankful List seems endless...

healthy children sleeping in warm beds upstairs in the same room

the most stress-free, and maybe yummiest Thanksgiving dinner on Killins record

sleeping in my own bed

togetherness, family

nurses = teachers

my mom and Bob sleeping downstairs, here to help and add love

getting out for a couple miles today

talking to family and friends on the phone


Ron home for a long weekend

leftovers in the fridge, 'turkey carcass stew' brewing in the crockpot

10pm blood sugar check = excuse to check in on them both

the possibility of a family walk tomorrow

We have so much.


Katherine said...

Oh, my heavens!

I'm glad Fisher is back home again, and that he has parents who will go above and beyond to keep him healthy and happy. One of my most inspiring friends from college has type 1 diabetes - she's a runner and a medical doctor, and intends to do research to find a cure for diabetes. Knowing her, I think she's got a great shot at doing just that!

Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

Wow, J.J., what big news. We'll be praying for you guys. And we're so glad to see you all together and know that you're at home together figuring out this new part of your lives. We all do, indeed, have much to be thankful for!

Cathy Bolander said...

Happy Thanksgiving friends. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!

Marie said...

J.J. I am so sorry for this news but so thankful that you have a diagnosis and I am sure that someday there will be a cure. I am so happy that I got to donate a shoot at a local Juvenile Diabetes crop that my friend puts on for her very, very healthy and very happy nephews. They were diagnosed about 6 and 9 years ago and they really are both doing great. Know that I am thinking of you and Happy Thanksgiving.

Megan said...

I still am in shock but it really is a great thing you have the diagnosis so early. Everyone is well and happy and together.

We miss and love you!

Susie said...

Oh, J. What a week. My heart goes out to you and Fisher's needs, but he is certainly in very capable and loving hands. Most certain of that. God bless you guys.

Katy said...

God bless you and we'll keep hoping and praying for a cure.

Melanie said...

thinking of you all and of course sir fisher as you start this new chapter of your lives.

erin said...

Oh J.J. what a shock! I'm so sad to come and read this but in your tpyical, fabulous J.J. style you seem to be handling it all in stride. You're such an excellent mother and will no doubt be the absolute best advocate and nurse for Fisher through all of this!

Sara said...

Praying for you to find your routine quickly with Fisher's diagnosis. If ever a mom that can handle this easily, it is you. HOpe that little guy feels better.

Samantha said...

Oh, J.J......Love to you all.

Nicole Svendsen said...

J.J. I am so sorry. I am so glad he is home and you seem to be in great spirits. You are such a great mom and will be Fisher's comfort and strength.

boo and stacy arnold said...

Ohh J.J. I am sending love to you and I will be praying for you and Fisher and strength and blood sugar levels. Loving you and thinking about you and the fam!

Joey said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Fisher has Type I diabetes. He is so young. My cousin's daughter found out she had it at age 7, but Fisher is just so little to have to deal with this:( You all will handle it beautifully! He looks EXACTLY like Alla in the first picture of this post:) Take care, we'll be praying for your family as you all adjust to life with this disease.

What made you suspect that he had diabetes? I would love to know how the diagnosis process came about...share your story:)

Susan said...

oh JJ............! i am just catching up on the blog.... know that i'll be thinking of you guys lots... xoxo - lots of love.

Norina said...

JJ I am so very sorry to hear that Fisher has diabetes. I am grateful he is ok and that he is lucky enough to be yours and Ron's because I know what dedicated and loving parents you are. I will pray that he continues to be healthy. (((hugs)))