Sunday, March 29, 2009


Have you ever lost touch with a close friend?

Ever let so much time go by without talking that you just didn't know where to begin?

And even when something truly wonderful happens, your shame at having let this friend fall so far out of your life prevents you from sharing it with them.

Well, that's how I've been feeling for quite a while now.

About this blog-- and about all of you.

So I'm just gonna jump in where I left off and see what happens...

Joseph loves the Ping-- we all do.

His new pump and meter arrived over the Christmas break and turned out to be quite the gift.

"Mom, look at this screen!" my boy exclaimed after we powered up the pump, "it's... beautiful."

I had to agree. Definitely more readable than its predecessor.

In addition to the fabulous color screen, I love that we can use his meter to see how much insulin Joseph has on board from another room. And as I mentioned in my previous post, giving him a corrective dose of insulin while he sleeps is sooo much easier now.

So yeah, we're happy.


This is not to say that the Ping is perfect...

When we opened the box and pulled out the pump, I noticed immediately that the Ping is considerably bigger than Joseph's IR 1200. (Bear in mind, one of the things that drew us to Animas in the first place was the small size of their pump. So this was a surprise.)

Also, I was looking forward to Joseph having the food database in the pump.

You see, shortly after we purchased his IR 1200 four years ago, Animas released the IR 1250--the first of their pumps to include that database.

Sadly, the Ping only has the food database on the meter-- which seems kind of nutty (at least for us) as we don't send the Ping's expensive, somewhat large meter to school with Joseph (where I think he'd most benefit from having access to that food database).

Ah well.

In other news, Evan lost her first tooth!

AND I got a job!

Which is part of the reason I've been MIA.

It's part time (20-30 hours a week) extremely flexible-- and dang cool.

I'll tell you more about it soon.

One last thing.

Joseph is just shy of my height and closing fast... which is sort of freaking me out.