Category Archives: child with diabetes

Mommy and TJ fail (but not too bad)

It’s just another crazy dinner time in the Ortiz home. I plate up everyone’s food and get it on the table. We say grace and dig in. G needs many reminders to eat his dinner (this time it’s was the potatoes he tried to ignore). TJ surprisingly ate everything on his plate without any arguing. …

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I wasn’t planning to go…

The hospital where TJ was diagnosed puts on a little kids camp every summer. It’s just a short 2.5 hour party with activities for the kids and a free lunch. The boys have enjoyed it every time we’ve gone and the first couple years we went my parents came too. It was a fun time …

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Our Tiptoe through the tide pools 

We want to Tacoma parks “tip toe through the tide pools” last week. It’s a free event that Tacoma parks puts on and it was lots of fun! TJ didn’t want to go. It seems that lately that’s his favorite phrase, “I don’t want to see the butterflies/go to the tide pools/do whatever mommy planned …

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Dmom fail

My poor boy! He has been over 300 all day.  It’s really my fault and I feel horrible. He was due for a new pump site (the plastic cannula we insert under his skin for the pump to be able to drip insulin into his system all day) but had plenty of insulin so we …

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Responsibly

We’ve been trying something new in the Ortiz house this week! I’m really excited about it and the kids were surprisingly excited too! The boys are taking on new responsibilities. They have a new bedtime routine (that they are expected to do on their own). I made a list for TJ to follow. (And he …

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First trip to the library!!!

Today was TJ and Gs first trip to the public library! Maybe I’m a bad parent, but I’ve honestly never taken them before. I haven’t been in so long! Since I started buying the books I’ve wanted and especially since getting my kindle, I just haven’t felt the need to go to the library. But …

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Something’s going on

My poor boys! G gets a fever and lethargic in the middle of their birthday party causing him to miss most of the party and not get his cupcake (until a later date). He opened his presents later that evening (after the fever broke) but was still too lethargic to really enjoy it. Ever since …

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Judgement Call

It is something we Dmoms don’t talk about very often, but it really struck me tonight. We make judgement calls every day that have the potential of 1 keeping our kids in range 2 allowing them to go dangerously low Or 3 allowing them to go dangerously high. Every day! Sometimes multiple times a day. …

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TJ is 6!!

 This is my first born.  I waited for 4 years for this little boy to join our family. He challenges me daily.  To be a better mom.  To deal with the highs and the lows.  To learn new ways of explaining things (like: keep that out of your mouth!)  He was my easy baby.  When …

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A new experience for me

Today was TJs first day of Panther Day Camp and he was not very excited about going. This is his first camp away from all family members and he was apprehensive to say the least. He wouldn’t smile for any pictures or go off and play with the other kids. It didn’t help that the …

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