It was June 3-7, 2014. We went from the ER, ambulanced to the pediatrics ICU in a city nearby, then transferred to the regular pediatrics. The first couple of days he was in bad shape and slept most of the day while he was on an IV and insulin drip. Once his body started to recover and regain balance, he started to perk up and we saw our sweet, funny, goofball Graham come back to us. Based on his blood work, they said his body had stopped making insulin for about a month, which looking back is about when his personality and behavior completely changed. It was such a relief to see his little body receive the help it was begging for, and to see him becoming happy and playful again as he recovered.

There was an initial feeling of devastation, as nobody wants to see their baby diagnosed with an incurable disease. But the devastation faded and turned into determination. This disease may be incurable but it is manageable. And we were now determined and focused on taking care of our baby and his health.

These pictures were taken on the pediatrics floor the last couple days we were there.

And after five days, we were handed bottles of insulin, boxes of needles, glucose meter, glucagon pen, ketostix… and finally headed home. To our new life with diabetes.

It was a strange feeling.

However, I quickly reached a peace with all of it. A peace that comes not from feeling good about our situation or fully understanding it yet, but from the one truth that matters most: God is in control. and will be at work for us. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7