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By on Nov 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Our time on Assateague turned stormy with lots of wind and rain. We learned the hard way that we are supposed to cover the refrigerator vent when the rain is blowing horizontally. Luckily, we noticed the water coming in and were able to catch it all before it did any damage. The ponies stayed out of sight during the stormy weather and Teddy pined to no avail for another romp on the beach. I did catch this pic of some ponies on our way out: A and I eventually finished reading Misty of Chincoteague together and it was fun to read the story and know that we were there with descendants of those ponies. What was NOT fun about Assateague was discovering that D has Type 1 diabetes. We had recently been visiting friends in New Hampshire whose son was diagnosed with the same thing a few months ago so we were steeped enough in the warning signs to consider the possibility and, thus, catch it early. The small town ER did not have any pediatrics at all, let alone an endocrinologist, but it stuck in my head that there was a respected children’s hospital in Winston Salem, NC. Some quick googling ensued and we discovered that the Winston Salem hospital is actually a center for pediatric diabetes research and treatment. We quickly got the ER Dr. on board to send us there and drove practically through the night (with a stop at a Walmart for a few hours sleep). Good news is that D was easily stabilized and only had one night in the hospital. He had to grow up really fast with all this and is making it seem easy but it’s a big change and a lot to process. We are still pondering how this will affect our trip plans. Right now, we are thinking of cutting out our plans for ski time and substituting a much longer stay in Florida for December and January. Right now, we just moved from Greensboro to a campground outside of Winston Salem that is thankfully MUCH NICER! We’ll be here for about a week and then, depending on the weather, we’ll go explore a few other places like Mount...

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