Sunday, 24 October 2010

I'm Back!!!!

Hello everyone xxx
Sorry it has been a while since my last blog but our whole familys' lives have just been turned upside down.
Our daughter Molly - aged 9 was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes on the 4th October. This means that her pancreas no longer produces insulin so she will be insulin dependent indefinately.
When we were told by our GP it came as such a shock to us as Molly was such a healthy child - gaining a place in our local swimming club just a week before diagnosis!!
We were immediately rushed to hospital where Molly & I spent three days trying to adjust to the new life that lay ahead of us.
Molly, without doubt, is the bravest girl I could ever hope to meet. I love her to pieces and I am so proud of her. She has taken this on board like a true star and although we have moments of frustration she really is going about her daily life just like she did before the news.
My other three children have been equally as brave!!! They have been backwards and forwards to hospital at all times day and night and been looked after by countless numbers of people. I love you all too!!!!
Myself and my husband have taken a little longer to adjust - but we are getting there. I think it was because it came as such a shock that is why it has knocked us for six.
Anyway at times like this, I have to keep myself busy so I have been tidying, sorting and re-organising all of my china in the house. A 4 hourly blood testing regime throughout the day has meant that I could not venture to far away from home/school so gave me time to finally do all of these chores.
I hope you have enjoyed a little peek into my china collection.

Bye for Now
Kerry xxxx


  1. Ohh Kerry I am sorry to hear about your troubles and Molly's health! I have lived all my life with diabetes in my family and although there are rules, the dos and don't we all can have a healthy and happy life.
    I wish Molly and all the very best and keep smiling. It is nice to see and read your posts again.
    Warm wishes to you all

  2. What a huge shock for you all, I cannot imagine the adjustments you have all had to come to terms with - you have coped amazingly and Molly sounds like a real star xx love Annie xx

  3. I wish Molly good health and hope for the best. Your collection is wonderful!

  4. Poor Molly, well poor all of you. It will take time to adjust but working with people with diabetes it does get easier to cope with.

    Best wishes xx

  5. Oh, Kerry. I'm so sorry to hear this. My sister has type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed when she was 11 and it has never affected her life. My niece also has it. I'm sure Molly will take it all in her stride. Lynda xx

  6. My thoughts are with you all and my admiration for your very brave daughter. Children are so resillient and really surprise us at times like these. Good Luck for the future I am sure in time you all will cope with this and life will get back to something like normal.

  7. Oh that is huge life change and it's always so hard to except the big why.
    Our mimi last year had a seizure and they did not know what caused it and as seizures go they are quite common but this one they could not get her to stop seizing and with that can come brain damage. So for the last year my hubby and I were on pins and needles and they said if we could make it one year without another she would probably never have another.
    Praise the Lord we made it....but yours is for life she is so fortunate to have such loving thoughtful caring parents! thinking of all of you.

  8. Hi Kerry. I hope you are all getting along better now, though I can well understand what a shock Molly's diagnosis must have been and what a lot of turmoil for you all.
    Golly, what an amazing lot of stunning china. Oooh, the adult girly equivalent of a child in a sweet shop! Hope to see you soon.
    Hen xxx

  9. Hi Kerry welcome back , sorry to hear about Molly but so glad you are all coping well and Molly is on the mend . Kids are brillant at coping with things it is us parents that take more time to adjust . PS hope the crochet blankets are keeping them warm ! Love the china too ! XXXXX Helen xx

  10. So sorry about this dip in the road of life.
    Glad to hear she is adjusting well...and hugs to you as you venture into it all!!!!
    Ahhhh life!
    Glad you're back:)

  11. That is terrible news, our Niece has type 1 and it is a nightmare but like you more for my Sister in Law. My Niece has dealt with it great too, gotta love kids. She is getting a little fed up now though as she is getting older she wants to do it all herself but still needs help.
    I hope that things run as smoothly as possible for your little girl and the family.
    Big Hugs x

  12. What a terrible worry for you. I do know the feeling; all is not well with the world when all is not well with your child. As other people have said, children are extremely adaptable and I have no doubt Molly will be absolutely fine. She's just a little extra special.

    Make sure you take care of yourself too.


  13. Bless her, I bet Molly adapts to it better than you can, kids are brilliant aren't they? It must have been such a shock for you all, hope you get all the support you need to get through this and find a way to live with it that works for you all. Lovely pictures too.
    Kandi x

  14. I'm so sorry to hear about this, I can only imagine what a complete shock it is when there are no signs to warn you but I'm glad Molly is adapting so well. Your china looks lovely although I'm sorry it took something so major to give you time to sort thought it all! xx

  15. Dear Kerry I'm so sorry to hear this, poor Molly. Hugs to you and your family.

  16. What a shock. Glad Molly is adapting well - seems kids are very adjustable to this sort of thing. A couple of my eldest friends have not long been diagnosed.

  17. Sending you virtual hugs, it must have been a big shock for you all. Hoping your little one adapts well to her new routine. Take care. x

  18. Sending you all lots of loving healthy thoughts..It's amazing how strong and brave our children can be..xx

  19. What a shock for you all, but am sure you will come to terms with it in time and adjust. Speaking to others in the same position will help, and hopefully things will get a bit easier for you.

  20. Keep smiling and you'll get through it together, a big hug for your little girl, Lucey xx

  21. You have been awarded my Versatile Blogger award :) Vikki x

  22. Hello Kerry
    I have been in london for the last 2 weeks helping dad care for Mum I really haven,t been on line at all. I am in Stockholm now with my daughter before I travel back home tomorrow. I have just read your news and wanting to let you know that I´m thinking of you must be such a shock, but children are soo resilient and fabulous that your daughter is carrying on as normal. All credit to you. Joseph our youngest was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and he has just taken it all in his stride too...don´t they just amaze you children?

    Lovely to hear you have had a great weekend and that cake looks delicious. Im just making a Banoffee Pie to take to my daughters partners, parents house. They are Swedish and we are eating Rod djur (Venison) that he has hunted...a new experience for me! lol!
    I was veggy for years lol

    LOVE PEACE enJOY your family