"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tadpole's Diabetes - Day 3

Sven is still in the hospital...but continues to improve. He cried last night with Daddy about his condition. He is a bit scared. He understands that this is something he will always be dealing with...his entire life.

His spirits were pretty good today. We all got out of the room and went to dinner in the cafeteria. He was given wheelchair rides by his sisters and brother.

He gave himself one injection tonight and only poked 4 times before finally getting the needle fully inserted. Ouch! Seems like the difficult way...but he is trying really hard. His nurse, Tasha was really proud of him...as was I.

He practiced beforehand on his older sis madeline. She wanted to know what the needle felt like...so Sven gave her a shot of saline in her arm. They are trusting of each other and both brave! Bryson and I are both so proud of our kids. They are attentive to the training we have all been given. They are concerned about Sven and all jump in to help figure his dosage of insulin based on the number of carbs he is going to eat.

I wanted to attach a closeup of Sven so that everyone could see his skin color. He told us all earlier that he put on lipstick...we almost believed him because his lip color looks SO good! We are thankful he isn't so sick anymore. There is nothing harder than seeing your child ill and down and out!

Hey everyone...it's Sven. Thanks for praying for me. And Thanks Heather for figuring out why I was so sick. See you when I come back to school.


  1. Kristina,
    I am so glad Sven is doing better. I can only imagine what you and your family have been going through these past few days (weeks) not knowing what's wrong or what to do. Thank God that the school nurse knew what to do and look for(probably made a world of difference). I strongly believe in the power of prayer and by the looks of Sven it has been working.
    Hang in there.

  2. Just checking in... poor guy! I am sure it's scary to him, but we are so proud of how he is dealing with this! And what a great bunch of brothers and sisters, so eager to help out! xoxo