Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In Honor of My Mother ....

... I will join in on the blogging. Not only will this ease her mind by letting her know exactly what I am up to at all times :) , but I thoroughly enjoy reading what's on her mind and the minds of my family. I miss you all!

Here is a recent email I received at work that explains why I am in California and working for Medtronic ....

"Chris - I had a patient die a few days ago of diabetic complications, leaving two adolescent girls and a husband. She had lifelong heinous diabetic control and was already nearly to dialysis when we met. After a year or so of convincing (and 8 DKA admissions) I talked her into a pump. She died with an A1C of 6.2%. Six hours after she died her husband came to my office personally and asked to see me. He cried when I walked in the room and said "I'm relieved it's over for her, I'm crying because I don't know how to thank the man that gave my daughters a mother for five extra years."

1 comment:

Tamera Call-OBrien said...


Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your mother is known to worry occasionally....:)
The only decision that I will never regret in my life, is having my children. I love you very much and can't wait to see you soon. Traci's due date is fast approaching...Grammy Gray will be here this Thursday...I'll be callilng when we get notification of labor news!

Have a remarkable day...you deserve it.