I've known Jessica all her life. All twelve years. I held her when she was only a few hours old. When she was three, I got a sobbing phone call from her mother because the little angel was in the hospital, and had just been diagnosed with diabetes.
This kid is one of the most mellow, laid back kids I've ever met. I don't think I've ever heard her complain. For all of her memory she's had to take several needles a day, countless finger pokes, constant measuring of blood sugars and calories and carbs.
She's in the hospital right now. She went in for her regular check up and and got checked in for a week.
Please pray for Jessica, if you are the praying type. She's struggling. Diabetes is one of the most unfair diseases in the world. We have the technology to save a diabetic's life, but it never gets forgotten. Every bite of food, every drink, every hour of the day it's there. It affects the entire body. She's only twelve...
Please pray for Jessica's mother, Bridget. She needs it. This woman has been struggling with Bi-polar Disorder for most of her adult life. I know how hard it is to keep a family together when Mom's mental health is shaky. It's difficult enough, let alone when there's something as serious as diabetes in the family to manage. She's at the end of her rope. Please go over and talk to her today.
I don't usually do this. It often feels like a lot to ask. But I don't know what else to do. It's awful, feeling helpless.