This is night 4 of no sleep - or is it night 5? I don’t know. I just gave #SuperNate an injection in his arm - he didn’t even flinch. He peacefully sleeps.
For the past few nights he’s been dangerously low - I’ve stayed awake, by his side, feeding him while he slept. Tonight he’s been dangerously high for hours - I’ve stayed awake, by his side, dosing insulin while he slept. Making sure he’s breathing ... watching the gentle rise and fall of his chest. It brings me peace.
This is #Diabetes . 24/7 - vigilance. No nights off. No vacations. No breaks.
The exhaustion makes me super emotional. One day in the not so distant future, all of this will be his responsibility. It makes me so mad and sad to think about him having to carry this weight for the rest of his life. So while he’s here w me I’ll do all that I can to lighten his load until he’s ready to take it all on -
Sending love and strength to all of the moms, dads, and friends living w T1d that are up fighting the highs and lows w me tonight. ❤️ #TypeOneStrong