Gabby turned 10 this month. Ten Years Old. I can’t believe she has joined the double digits. I still remember when I turned 10. The friend I grew up with, her dad called us the double digit midgets because we were short. That stuck all year long and now as Gabby turns 10 I can’t help but remember it.
The past ten years have been a ride, that’s for sure. Like one of those roller coasters you get on to ride with a friend without a clue of what’s up ahead. You just trust the ride will be worth it. You may scream, smile, feel a thrill, cry and you might even get sick. But as you look back you feel accomplished and would do it all over again.
After writing my last update on Gabby, sharing our home experience with giving her the monthly shots, I received a lot of feedback in the form of comments and emails. Many readers showed their support and sent prayers which was amazing. You guys encouraged me to stand up for what we wanted and therefore I called two of her doctors complaining until they listened. This past month they allowed us to bring the injection into their office and let a nurse administer it. One reader specifically reminded me how our home is a safe haven and with me being a single mother and the only caregiver for Gabby, she should feel safe here with me. The injections were causing the opposite effect.
I believe the Lupron injections are causing mood changes with Gabby so I have put a call into the Endocrinologist to see how much longer he wants to test them. It’s been a total of three months now with her next shot due in less than two weeks. Hopefully he’ll have answers soon.