Monday, March 28, 2011

It's here, it's here, it's here!

Guess what the UPS man delivered to our house today?
Yep, that's right Connor got his pump!

As he opened the box to see what was inside he found lots of new gadgets that we
have to learn how to use.

A new meter that sends is blood sugar automatically to his pump.

Then there came the Care link system which is this awesome computer program that
we can plug his pump into and it will download all of the information off of his pump.

Then there it was,
The box that we've been waiting forever months for.

The Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Revel Insulin Pump.

This is what we've all worked so hard for.
It's a little surreal to see him hold it in his hands.
This thing that seemed like a far off dream.
How blessed we are to have been surrounded by so many people 
who cared so much to help make this dream a reality for Connor.

Here it is in all it's blue glory.
It's amazing how something so small can be so life changing.
This will give Connor the freedom that every child deserves,
the chance to be a kid!

It's funny how you can get so emotional over something cold and plastic.
As I sit here and look at this pump sitting on my kitchen table
I am overwhelmed to know how many hands came to our rescue.
This little piece of technological bliss is a tangible reminder of how loved we are
and how generous and kind others can be.

 Once again THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart
for changing our lives forever.

Check back soon to see "Ol' Blue" in action.
We are waiting to attend our training class before we can begin pumping.
Which should be in the next week!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We did it!!!!

It's been a long amazing journey. I can't believe all that we've accomplished together in the last month. We started out with the goal to help Connor get his insulin pump. I figured this would take months and months of planning garage sales, car washes, and saving every dime. I never dreamed that people would be so willing to help my son and our family. This whole experience has taught me to have faith. Faith in others, faith in my family, and faith in myself. It's so hard to ask others for help but what I've learned is that when you are in need there are others who are right there waiting, waiting to help you in any way that they can. People are more kind and generous than I'd ever imagined. Please watch the video below and see what you helped to make happen by being one of Connor's Commandos.

In a month we were able to raise not only enough money to get Connor his pump but to pay for all of his medical needs this year and then some. We are currently working with his doctor, the insurance company, and the pump manufacturer to get Connor what we've all worked so hard for, his pump! We are hoping that after some training he will be pumping in the next couple of weeks. (Pictures and update to come)

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing our lives forever with your kindness. We will never forget how so many hands came to help in our time of need. Thank you for helping to ease some of the burden that my son must bear everyday for the rest of his life. Thank you for being that Elite Special Force that has once again brought a smile to his face. I know there will still be hard days ahead of us, and when those days come I will look at his pump and be reminded how loved we are and how blessed we've been to have had this experience of a life time and to have been witness to the miracle that has taken place in our family.

For an more detailed update please visit our family blog at Bless Our Nest