It's official...Cale has been accepted to the ADA Camp Confidence. I told him yesterday when he got home from school, and he did the had into a fist and arm to the side thing and said "YES!!". I am so glad that he is excited about going to camp.
I read through all of the paperwork and we have to supply nothing except a child and his lunch (and his remote for the OmniPod). They supply everything else. Had he still been taking injections, they supplied the needle and insulin. They will have an abundance of glucose meters, all the same type, all around the camp. The only thing with having a pump is that someone (me) has to be able to be reached at all times in case of questions regarding the pump, if the Pod falls off, or if there in an obstruction and insulin is not being delivered.
That being said and the thought of home being 68 miles away from camp, I booked a suite at a local hotel for the week that is only 4 miles from camp. It has a FULL kitchen (way nicer than mine at home - stainless steel!!!), a living/dining room and a bedroom. Not to mention a pool!!! It will be a little vacation for me and Ryan (Daddy will most likely be staying with us also so that he is only about 20 miles away from work as opposed to 75 - gas money savings...cha-ching!!!). Ryan and I will spend all day by the pool enjoying the sun (jealous Lauren??? Although, given the current circumstances at work, you may be able to visit!!!). There is free breakfast and we won't have to go anywhere else to eat. I will just bring with our normal weekly groceries and cook in the room. Ahhh...a vacation to DesPlaines, Illinois. Not what I would have picked, but to benefit Cale, I am all for it. I guess I will have to wait on going to Maui!!!! Keep dreaming Andrea!!!!!