Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mmmmm.... CAKE!!

Yes, that's what I've got going on at my desk right now. I went and got hospital chocolate cake and milk, and am just pigging out at my desk. My life's so hard, huh?

I didn't really get a lunch so I'm taking the break to write a bit on the blog. I'm actually impressed with how much I've kept up with this thing. Let's see how long it lasts.

Yesterday was a clinic day, and I have to say it was a kind of touching clinic day. Without breaking confidentiality (or HIPAA for that matter) I visited with an out-of-town family. While their preschool-aged daughter did have Type 1, she also was having these horrible tremors. It broke my heart because when I first saw her on the bed, she was about the size of a toddler, not a school-aged child! She was also shaking so much, but as soon as I walked in, she stood up on her bed and held her arms out to me. I got closer and she was hugging and kissing me the whole time I talked to her folks about the studies we were doing.

I was amazed. Here was this little child with all sorts of problems, but she was happy as a clam, just needing a little hug and kiss. I had to keep my distance, as I'm getting over a cold, but she totally made my afternoon.