My 9-year-old daughter diagnosed almost one month

(Divina) #29

Thank you so much for sharing. I am looking into a camp coming up next month for my daughter. I am glad that your son agreed to continue his activities and was open with everyone about his T1D as well as teaching them about it. That’s awesome!

That’s my challenge with my daughter. She has only told two close friends and declined attending two of her other friends’ birthday parties as she is uncomfortable about being “different” and not being able to be “normal” like everyone else. No matter what we say or encourage her to do, she will still not want to talk about it.

I will be looking into having her meet others soon and keep encouraging her to return to her activities. She seems to have a mindset that she wants to wait until she is able to use a CGM and insulin pump which is in a month or two. But I feel that she should return to activities soon.

(Divina) #30

This weekend sounds good. We live in Hawaii. One of my daughter’s good friends moved to Texas this past summer. :slight_smile:

How is your son doing emotionally?

Google Hangouts is free if you have a Gmail address. I know that Skype charges now and we have not used it recently. We also can do Facetime on iPhone. If you’d like to email me individually, my address is divinadsp20@gmail.com

Thank you!

(Greg) #31

thanks so much, he is ok emotionally but this morning his hair wasnt right for school pictures and poof, he was one pissed off kid. Pray that I make it through this without him giving me a heart attack or stroke! =)

(Sarah) #32

My daughter is the same age and just diagnosed a month ago. She has the same behaviors and meltdowns. I’m right there with you.

(Joy) #33

Hey, Divina. I just joined the forum. My daughter was diagnosed 5.8.18 and we’re still adjusting. She’ll be eight soon and it’s a struggle.

How’s your daughter doing now? Does she have a cgm? The cgm changed our lives. I wish you the very best.

Joy

(Kathleen) #34

hi. My now 10yo daughter was diagnosed 03-09-18. We are almost at a year, sounds like we could almost be talking about the same child. My daughter was in ballet, loved dancing around the house, loved school, she wants none of it, except the school, but won’t partake in any extra activities. She joined band and quit, said it was too much stress and an extra finger stick so not worth it. She gets so upset when she goes high. Throws things, curses, says she wants to die. I paid for summer camp last year, she wouldn’t go. Tried therapy, made her go, couldn’t make her talk… says she is not interested in reading about it, talking about it or making friends with it. She loves drawing, painting, arts and crafts. Got her Dexcom G6, she won’t try it. Says not interested in technology. She had a good friend who ended up bullying her to the point where we switched schools and at least now she is back to enjoying school. I ask if I can help, can I mix insulin for you, test for you, inject for you, etc… it is all NO. I too am so emotional and overwhelmed. My only pointer is one day at a time and my faith, I do believe that “if HE brings you to it, HE will bring you through it.” sometimes that is all that I have. I can tell you there has not been 1 day in the past 363 days since diagnoses, that I have not cried. Either from what I am experiencing, my daughter or reading other stories. I try my best to do my crying in private. I am sure my husband and daughter would be shocked to know that I cry every day, but I do. Does it help? I don’t know. Hugs to you and your family.