Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thumbs Up!!!!

"It didn't hurt at all!!!" - Cale Sowers 1/26/09

It's a go!!! We are getting the Omni Pod. The rep that came to our house today said that we should be pumping within 2 weeks! I had thought March, but I'll take it! Wouldn't it be great for Cale to have it before his Valentine's Day party? All I would have to do is hit a button and no one would have a clue!

AND...the rep did say that it won't be too much longer (a few more years) and the Continuous Glucose Monitoring system will be integrated with the pod. Aside from a cure, that is AWESOME!! An alarm when you are going "low" and it will even tell you when you are on the rise all in one infusion site.

Well, I'm off to fill out the paperwork and fax it in. Next comes the training with the nurse from our doctor's office and we are shot free!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pinewood Derby

It was Pinewood Derby time once again for the Cub Scouts. This year, Cale's car was the Bat Mobile. It looked pretty cool. He had fun designing and building it. His car did pretty good in the racing, even though he didn't make it to the finals.

In each Heat, he raced 3 times. In the first Heat he came in 2nd, then 1st, then 2nd again. In the second Heat he came in 2nd all three times. Unfortunately, in the third Heat, he came in 3rd all three times. (Turns out one of his weights on the bottom looks like it fell a little and was dragging on the track.)

Here are some pictures from the day ~

Cale waiting for his car to race down the track.

Cale's den and all of their awards.

Cale and his medal (he so wanted that!!!)

The Bat Mobile!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


This little cutie wanted to help us wish you a Happy Birthday!! Meow!

She wanted to come and live with you, but when she found out this was your last year in your twenties...she said forget it. She's too old and washed up! We think she had a conversation with Kevin!!

Have a great birthday!!! Countdown to your birthday present...16 days!!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Step one on the road to the Omni Pod is in process.

Susan, the representative for the Omni Pod, will be coming over on Monday, January 26th at 3:30 p.m. to have a pod inserted on Cale for his test run.

Once we know that he loves it, and he will, it's paperwork time. If all goes as planned, by March we should be fully pumping!!!!!!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

To Nonnie....

Look at what I've got.....

and then two days later, the other stem had two flowers on it!!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

3 Month Check-up was that time once again. Mommy's report card. Cale had his 3 month check up with his endo and we received his A1C...7.6. I was shocked!!! I really expected it to be higher, but we actually went down .1%. Not bad...a 6.6 would be better, but I'll take the 7.6. (For those of you who may be saying "Andrea, what the heck are you talking about?" A1C is a 3 month average of Cale's blood glucose numbers. Ideally, they would like him at 6 or below. However, the 7's are not bad for a kid. They are pleased. Keep in mind, when he was first diagnosed, his A1C was 10.4...were talking about a blood glucose average over 250.) Oh yeah...and the turd is 4 foot 6-1/4 inches tall. Totally off the charts!!! He also weighs 64.4 pounds...95th percentile. Tall and skinny...he surely doesn't get that from me.

We talked to the doctor about the Omni Pod once again....AND WE GOT THE GREEN LIGHT!!!

First things first, I had him write a little note giving the rep permission to insert a pod on Cale containing saline - just like I had done a couple of months ago. Once we do that, it is fill out the paper work, verify everything with our insurance, have a couple of meetings...and it's pumping time!!! I am excited and Cale seems to be, too. I just hope that he still wants it after one is inserted on him. I think he will. It was a piece of cake.

That's about it on the home front. Just working on staying warm...easy thing to do - just don't go outside!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Chris!!!!

We hope you have a great one!! It's all downhill from here!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Goodbye 2008...Hello 2009

2008 ended on a very sad note. 2009 started with tears....I sincerely hope that the remainder of the year is a great one for all. Here's to family, love, patience, good health and everything uplifting for 2009!! Happy New Year everyone!