See this beautiful little lady?
It's my 6 year old niece, Hayley. One week ago today she had a life-changing event take place. A week ago today she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Yes, it's treatable. Yes, kids rarely have long-term complications anymore. Yes, the technology has come really far and now she can soon be on a pump. And yes, they are doing a ton of research and will hopefully find a cure in her lifetime.
But it stinks. She's 6. She has to deal with this the rest of her life. She's 6. She doesn't understand how to count carbs and why she has to take shots so many times a day. She's 6. She doesn't understand why she now has to tell someone every single time she eats anything at all. Did I mention she's 6?
If any of you are the praying kind, say a little prayer for Hayley and her family. My sister and brother-in-law are a bit overwhelmed trying to figure all this out right now.
Yes, once they get it all figured out it will become part of their day-to-day lives. But right now it just stinks!
We love you so much Hayley!!