Thursday, September 04, 2008

Zachary Update

He had a great appointment, no extra shots or blood needed to be drawn from him.

Actually during the day I cried about him. He is such a good boy, still a real child at heart, yet he has had to learn about the difficulties of life too early. When his doctor asked if he had any questions or comments for him, Zachary said, "I just don't want to have diabetes." He didn't say it in a wimpy, whiny voice, just an honest assessment of what he feels and desires.

At the same time that he is strong and resilient, he has been taking one of his stuffed animals from the foot of the bed, and moving just one and laying it on his stomach or putting it next to him when he sleeps. It's a reminder of the innocence and even purity of childhood, and a reminder of the trials and fires we all go through.

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