Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Untitled Post

There are days in your life you will always remember. Yesterday was one of those for me.

I could and should write a lot but I don't have it in me right now.
Yesterday consisted of two less than happy events:

1. Sain is really sick again and ended up back at the ER at Children's She's doing better today and looks to heal soon but it struck me yesterday while talking to the doctors and nurses that I really do know my daughter's diabetes better than any of them. (I got reprimanded for not following "sick day protocol" to the letter. Silly me for doing what actually works for my kid!)

2. I got laid off yesterday. I knew this was coming. I, being the only HR person at the company, had to prepare and process my own lay off. How fun is that? I can honestly tell you, as the parent of a chonically ill child it is more scary losing health insurance than it is losing income. (don't get me wrong, the income part is scary but the health insurance part is more scary)

So here I am, an unemployed single mother of a chronically ill kid. I can't wait for someone in an interview to ask me, "Where do you see yourself if 5 years?" I can tell you for certain that five years ago this is not where I thought I would be!

(I am actually doing okay. Sometimes I wish I couldn't handle things so well -- I think that might actually be more healthy. Oh well, on with the job hunt :) )


pancreasmom said...

I am so sorry to hear Sain is not well, I hope by now, she is back on her winner streak! And from what I have read about your little family.. you will be back on yours shortly!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that Angie. I'm sure you'll find a job soon and everything will be ok.

Jennifer said...

Hi! My name is Jennifer. My 9 yr old daughter is Type 1 & was diagnosed at age 5. I've been insanely searching the web looking for other families in the same situation. I came across several blogs. I have a few questions if you don't mind. How old was your daughter when she got the pump? Does the pump beep at you when the blood sugar is low & high? Or just low? My email is Thank you so much.

Sherry said...

Thinking of you. Hugs to you and your beautiful children.