i have children that have disabilities. so what? i am one of millions.
i have children who are labeled because of these disabilities. that does not get to go into the category of ‘so what.’ they are not a product.
i feel like i do a good job treating them as individuals, not labeling them or boxing them into areas that i feel they will do the best because of their disabilities.
this week, my son was hospitalized with onset type 1 diabetes. we were fortunate to catch this very early as benjamin is what i call a ‘free range urinator.’ meaning, he does not feel the overwhelming need to make sure all urine is in the toilet bowl. because of the free spirited peeing, i was able to notice his urine was becoming increasingly like cleaning up sugar water.
as we were heading over to the emergency room, my first thought was “there is no way we are going to be able to do this, he will not be able to handle the shots, he will have multiple melt downs, his life just got so much harder.”
basically, i pictured this the rest of our lives, multiple times a day. after taking 5 people to hold him down just to do a finger prick, i felt my psychic abilities were spot on peering into the future for benjamin. but then he surprised us all, with the help of some valium to start.
benjamin is a rock star about taking shots, he astounded us all.
he even let his blood be drawn, and that is basically like Jesus raising the dead.