Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Burn out.....again!!!

Well...I think I have finally reached some sort of burn out...School has ended. Markie tipped the scale with 47 absences....but is moving on to 4th grade! Thanks to the tutoring and constant battle of keeping him up to date with the work! Megan had an awesome successful first year of middle school. Highest honors 3 quarters and Principals list once.  I am so proud of her!!
 Megan has had 2 more dance competitions, and we are heading to Vegas in 2 weeks for Nationals competition with her team.  Cant wait! Gonna be great fun...but busy...busy..busy. Will be just the girls for this trip. Nanny and Kenzie joining us...YEAH!!!  Markie is status quo...never made it back to baseball after last surgery.
So what else can I it's a different battle. Keeping the kiddos occupied.  Keeping blood sugars stable. Keeping moods stable.  Keeping Markie breathing!! ARGH!!! The pumping isnt going too well when he is swimming.  But Megan does fine.  Megan has a great sense of her body, and her blood sugars.  Markie can go from >600 to <100 in 2 hours...and not feel a thing.  HOW!! When I am over 250 I feel it, I have a headache, nausea, etc.  Then when you over cover, the low feeling shaky, hungry, feeling like you will pass out.  But he feels NOTHING. I do see it in his mood, but then again, he could be a 9 year old boy just being moody.
We still have not found the CGM. I wonder how long do I have to wait to try and get another one?  Maybe I will get one for myself and use it on Markie.   I would also love to get one for Megan.  Oh Megan....she is still not putting in her own pump.  She gets so nervous and worked up...Mark and I need to do it.  I am hoping this ends soon.  Its not a big deal, I just hate to see her anxious and nervous about it. how do you train a 9 year old to realize that we do not make him do all these medicines, saline nasal rinses, weekly allergy shots, constant blood sugars, pump changes, carb counting, etc....all for his health.  Every night it is the same battle, whining, crying, time outs for Mommy and Daddy....Hoping it all turns around some day....'cause the Foisy's are burnt!!!

I know one day it will all be history....And I'll write a book!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

16 wonderful, loving , challenging years

Well, today is Mark and my 16th wedding anniversary.  In the hustle of our busy hectic lives, I almost forgot!  I will never forget that of the best days of our lives.  It was a beautiful hot day...I believe it was in the 90's, but I was in such a daze, that the heat never bothered me!! I had a long sleeve wedding gown on, made by my mother!!  A great family friend, Barbara Downey, God rest her soul, helped make the train of my gown.  I will post a pic later today....

I remember the ride to the church, walking down the meet the man of my life..and he looked TOTALLY different.  I couldn't figure it out until I got right next to him....HE BOUGHT NEW GLASSES on the day of our wedding. had all that time on your hands to purchase new glasses.  God I love him....some of the things he does may be a little outrageous, but he does them to make everyone happy!! Well, I got a good laugh and have a great story to keep telling for the years to come!
So it is 16 years later....where has the time gone! 
Well we've had 2 houses, but sold 2 also, had to sell the Foisy's home so Connie a Rolly could move in with us. 
We have 2 beautiful wonderful children.
We have had 2 cats, and 2 dogs.
We have had multiple fish!
We have gone on many fabulous vacations, with and without the kids, with many more to come.
We have lived through GRAD school.  Those were challenging years!
We have lived through all 4 diagnosis of diabetes and all the ups and downs that come with it.
We have lived through Many health concerns.
We have lived through the fear of losing jobs.
The list goes on.....If we can survive all this, we can certainly make it another 16 years!!
Kim Shea-Foisy

Looking forward to the rest of our difficult, challenging, loving rest of our lives!!!!

Monday, June 06, 2011

I am Mark Foisy

I had to post these two poems. Markie wrote these in school.  3rd grade.  These poems tell it all.

I am Poem.
I am amazing and smart.
I wonder why bears walk on 2 legs instead of 4.
I hear the bugs outside.'
I see my dog Harry.
I want my family yo always stay healthy.
I am amazing and smart.

I pretend I am the king.
I feel happy.
I touch clouds.
I worry about if I am going to have to have another surgery.
I cry before I have surgeries.
I am amazing and smart.

I understand God is real.
I say one day I won't have a lot of surgeries.
I dream about being king.
I try to be neat.
I hope my family stays healthy.
I am amzing and smart.


Brother of Megan Foisy
Who loves basketball, video games and TV
Who feels happy about his friends
WHo needs clothes, books and a family
Who gives love, conversation and work
Who fears poisonous snakes, broken bones and hospitals
Who would like to meet Kevin Garnet
Who dreams of living in a mansion
A student Of Mrs. Kinnaly

Another one under the belt

Well, Markie had is 6th sinus surgery last Wed.  All went OK.  I just cannot keep doing this to the poor kiddo.  It really is taking a toll on him.  He just wants it all to end.  Getting angry all the time and depressed!!!  Someday this will all be behind us...I keep trying to stay positive.  I am hoping he will come on and post this evening.  It would be good for him to get things off his chest. 
So also being on the steroids and antibiotics has not helped matters.  Saturday...we had a party to go to.  He is suppose to do NOTHING for a week after the surgery.  Well, he was sitting watching everyone play in the bouncy, so I finally gave in and let him jump. Seriously, if he gets a nose bleed, well, That is an easy fix right now in his life!  So, blood sugars were in 500's...I bolus-ed him twice, he goes in bouncy and one hour later....blood sugar 90.  GREAT!!! So now I am pushing the sugar in him....Hour later 80...more sugar....And of course he remained in the 300's all evening and night!
And then the attitude comes out....well, I don't blame him at all for getting angry and can one function with that big of a fluctuation in blood sugars.

Any ideas on dealing with anger in an 8 year old???? I am running out of options!!!

Does anyone else ever have trouble with blood sugars when child on antibiotic??  I have got the steroid effect under control, but the antibiotic seems to be changing things a lot.  And I don't recall it happening to him before. 

Megan had a great fun weekend with her best-est friend...whom turned 13.  Where has the time gone??  It seems like yesterday when we were at my friends house, and introducing them for the first time.  Megan crawling around with her curls, Abby, walking and holding on to shelves with her trademark ponytails!  Love these two girls.  They are miles apart now and still get along so great!!  It is great to have such close friends.  Markie gets along so great with William too, and considers him his best-est friend also.  2 years age difference with those two, but still have same interestest. 

More later....