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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Ms. Arden goes to Washington

Scott Benner

Actually Newark but you get the point...

Thanks to the JDRF Arden and I will be attending a meeting with Senator Lautenberg (D) and his staff on October 19th.  The senator wants to hear from people whose lives are directly effected by juvenile diabetes and we are going to tell him all he can handle and a bit more.  

In other news...

I have to be away from home for a week.  The trip is very unexpected.  Though it does provide me with a good opportunity to reveal another part of this crazy diabetes thing to all of you.  Me not being here is a disaster!  There is only one person we know that can stay with Arden without Kelly or I being there and she as you may imagine already has a life of her own.  Don’t get me wrong, we have plenty of great friends who have all volunteered to help. But the truth of it is only one of them can give an injection and would know what to do if Arden went low.  

So something (that I can’t talk about yet) very exciting is happening to us and we can’t really take the time to enjoy it.  We’re begging a friend to take time off of work, a family member to cover Sunday morning until our friend can arrive.  Kelly is going to work from home which puts her in a bind.  The issues that arise from Kelly and I not being with Arden (even for a few hours) are many and they frighten the living crap out of us.  

So basically I’m going to manage Arden’s diabetes by cell phone all week...  While Kelly hopefully doesn’t fall too far behind at work.  The worst part is that I’m not sure if I can leave Arden or not, I’m already feeling very guilty and anxious.  If you know a diabetic baby-sitter give us a shout!

Tomorrow we meet with Arden’s perspective pre-preschool teacher to feel her out and explain the betes to her.  I’ll let you know how it goes...

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Barb
Oh my, poor "Mr. Lautenberg" has NO IDEA what he's in for! I've been in meetings with Scott....
Friday, September 7, 2007 - 01:29 PM