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User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:38 AM (UTC)
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A year ago, I just thought today’s date was uneventful and didn’t carry meaning. Now that Finney has been diagnosed with #type1diabetes, I know it as the birthday of the man who discovered synthetic insulin and changed the fate of everyone with T1D. Dr. Bunting’s discovery saved Finney’s life. Until 1921, T1D was a literal death sentence. I’ll celebrate his birthday (and World Diabetes Day) today and every November 14 while wearing my blue and thinking of all the people I’ve met along the way, or discovered we have a shared connection with T1D. (And rainbows, because who doesn’t like rainbows?!? #notAustralians)
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:29 AM (UTC)
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User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:33 AM (UTC)
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If you haven’t seen Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, you should check them out. The drawings are fantastic and the writing is quite funny. Up next, Big Bad Ironclad.
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 12, 2017 7:54 AM (UTC)
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After midnight and I finally got a picture. It was a surprising emotional night at the @jdrf_az gala. I wasn’t prepared for tears and meeting an amazing group of people. I have plans for next year already and can’t wait to support the kiddos I met and one @typef1nn who I especially love who shows me every day just how brave and strong he is in so many ways. It’s almost halfway through Diabetes Awareness Month and I’ve stayed pretty silent, but only because I have so very much to say and little time or ability to get it out. Diabetes is hard. There’s no cure. There’s only treatment. Finney will treat himself in invasive and inconvenient ways for the rest of his life. We’re only 3 months in, but we’ve learned so much that I never knew before having a son with this terrible disease. It’s not just about shots. It’s not just about blood sugar. It’s not just about his food. His body will do things we don’t expect, even when we are treating him in the prescribed way. Diabetes doesn’t cooperate and it doesn’t care what you do. It will throw a wrench in your life any time it likes. I didn’t intend to go on and on, but I’ve kept a lot close to the chest recently and it needs to come out eventually. We’re tired. We’re overwhelmed. We’re getting by and we won’t stop doing what we can to keep our Finney healthy and happy. He’s just so worth it. #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:11 AM (UTC)
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Face ✔️ Hair ✔️
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 12, 2017 12:08 AM (UTC)
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Let’s get ready for a gala.
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Nov 5, 2017 2:00 AM (UTC)
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JDRF gala next weekend and I would like help picking out jewels. First, the dress, then the jewels. I’m using what I have, so let me know what you like or if you have other ideas.
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 31, 2017 11:57 PM (UTC)
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User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 29, 2017 4:06 PM (UTC)
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If you didn’t buy tickets for @balletarizona Nutcracker yet, Finney, the party boy, will be in these performances! 12/9 2pm, 12/14 6:30pm, 12/16 7:30pm, 12/22 7:30pm, 12/24, 1pm If you did buy tickets for another performance, you’re sure to see an amazing cast!
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:58 PM (UTC)
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Baby girl’s first drive-thru. #newdriver
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:46 PM (UTC)
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Decided these might be a good idea. #newdrivers
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:29 PM (UTC)
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User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:29 PM (UTC)
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Sewing again. This full-time job really gets in the way sometimes. Making a new/larger pouch for Finney to use as a diabetes kit. #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 4:07 PM (UTC)
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I don’t even know how to price 278 Amy Butler charms. #thegreatfabricdestash
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 11, 2017 3:40 PM (UTC)
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Organizing fabric and projects to sell. It’s a daunting task, but worth it to get one step closer to getting Finney a diabetic alert dog! #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Oct 4, 2017 11:53 PM (UTC)
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My bionic boy! He got his constant glucose monitor (CGM) today and he is one happy kid. He only has to prick his finger twice a day now to calibrate the monitor. On some Dance days he would have to check his blood sugar more than 15 times. Now he will have it constantly monitored and we can see if he’s trending up or down and work to stop a scary blood sugar reading before he is sick. This couldn’t have come at a better time as Finney has been pretty emotional about his diagnosis lately. We’re so excited to take this next step and have better control of his care. Next stop: insulin pump!! #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Sep 14, 2017 4:23 AM (UTC)
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Baby Elephant is doing well. So is Finney. Followed up his first endocrine appointment with a blood draw to check his thyroid levels, which was zero he-almost-barfed-and-passed-out fun. After not wanting to give himself injections since being in the hospital, hours doctors have him insulin pens (an easier way to give insulin.) He feels empowered to do this. Even better news is that he also has orders for a Constant Glucose Monitor which, while attached to him, will measure his blood sugar constantly. We can follow along and get updates remotely through apps and he only has to do two finger pricks a day. This is a big step to giving him more autonomy and one step closer to an insulin pump. #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Sep 13, 2017 5:14 PM (UTC)
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One bottle of insulin expires a month after you first use it. His current need is little insulin because he's so active with dance and his pancreas is still shooting out some insulin here and there. This is what we'll throw away this month. Next month he may need more, he may need less. We'll find out with every finger prick, as it changes constantly. #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Sep 12, 2017 7:42 PM (UTC)
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Went to a training for Finney's teachers today and we used rubberbands to simulate all the pokes he gets throughout the day. My boy is a warrior. #typef1nn
User Image ohjennymae Posted: Sep 10, 2017 6:16 PM (UTC)
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This handsome boy will be coming to a stage near you as a party boy in this year's @balletarizona The Nutcracker. If you'd like to see a performance with him in it, let me know and I'll share his dates with you. #typef1nn