What am I thankful for today?
I am thankful for the discovery of insulin without which my child would not be alive.
I am thankful that my daughter thinks of our quarterly visits to the endocrinologist as mini vacations, rather than something to be dreaded.
I am thankful for hospital playrooms and the volunteers and nursing students who indulge my child in games of Candy Land, tours of the pediatric ward by tricycle, and endless art projects each of the three times she’s been hospitalized.
I am thankful for relatively good insurance because despite the hoops and runaround, we are able to afford the medical care and prescriptions that we need.
I am thankful that she no longer endures four injections a day and only needs one insulin pump insertion every three days.
I am thankful to live in a developed nation because care is so different in other parts of the world.
I am thankful for D-Mom and D-Dads and PWD’s who offer support and knowledge and encouragement.
I am thankful for cupcakes and that Q can indulge in them as other kids do.
I am thankful.
What are you thankful for?
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