We have been keeping busy - it seems busier than normal between summer school for the kids (ceramics for Sydney and a fun Pre-K) for Adam and lots of swimming, playdates with friends and mini-vacations. I feel like a taxi sometimes! Plus, it's ridiculously hot here - I think we topped 111 degrees today.
That said, we are ready for our yearly trip to the Northwest...specifically, Oregon! We always plan it for July when the heat is at its worst in Arizona. We are meeting up in central Oregon with Jason's family for a week - we all stay in one big house and have a great time with lots of cousins and fun activities. Adam is particularly excited about fishing with his uncle! Renting a boat and spending a lot of time outside...something the kids just aren't able to do right now in AZ.
Me...I'm stressing about our first big trip with diabetes. How much do I bring? How much insulin? How many infusion sets? I have a large bag dedicated for his "d-stuff" that I'm starting to pack. Should I get a loaner pump from Animas? So many questions...should I bring some Levemir just in case his pump fails...or just because? When we have a "d-disaster" here, I feel comfortable because I have access to everything I need, but far away from home...I'm feeling a bit nervous about it.
I've been thinking about our trip last summer - we went to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. That was our last "vacation" without diabetes in our life. I can't believe we are coming up on his 1-year anniversary. It brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. Last summer was so nice in some ways, and now that I think back on it, I feel sick to my stomach, knowing just how sick he was becoming right before my eyes.
On an entirely different note...we had an amazingly good diabetes day today. Every time I checked Dex, I was amazed at how even his numbers were. It's funny how ONE good day can make you feel so good. I'm sure it will all go to hell and a handbasket tomorrow, but I'm relishing today.