July 09, 2012 was a day changer for me. My husband and I took our grandson to the Hospital, thinking that he may have caught the flu while visiting in Chicago. That's when we heard the saddest sentence we could ever hear. "Your grandson has diabetes."
After catching my breath, I called his mother to tell her what was happening, and got her a flight home. I tried everything I knew to calm him, and make him feel that everything is going to be alright, and told him that his mother was on her way.
After his mother arrived, I sat back and listened to her tell her son the MOST AMAZING story I've ever heard:
- "You remember on that Captain America movie how he was so small and skinny, and they gave him medicines and he grew bigger and stronger and he turned into a Super Hero?"
-"Well, that's just like you baby. You're going to grow and be so much stronger just like Captian America! What are Captain America's initials?"
-"C and A." -"Who else has those intials?"
-"That's right! Captain America, Carmelo Angel. You're Captain America baby!"
There wasn't a dry spot on my face. My daughter is Wonder Woman, She was able to help him rid his fear of the shots when no one else could.
A few days later, he didn't want to leave the hospital, he had the best time there.
Now, a month later, he knows the process of his injections, why we do it, how we do it (He even does it himself sometimes), what's a carb free food, what isn't, what his medicine is called, what are the signs we look for in an emergency situation.
Carmelo is a genius. It's truly inspiring to see such a turn around. We still have our worries, questions, etc. But we learn every day from them. No question is a dumb question, unless it's not asked.
Carmelo Angel, is OUR CAPTAIN AMERICA
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