Friday, 20 August 2010

From the mouths of babes ...

In a week and a half we are heading off to Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge to begin the process of getting Frank an insulin pump.

I've been ignoring this looming date but last night decided to chat to him about his little friends all over the world who need insulin and don't have injections because they have pumps.

Cue the cute children's atlas and reminders about our friend Addison in Seattle and Aleksi in Espoo.

It was all going well.

Frank asked where you get a pump from and I replied "from a hospital, but a different one to the one we normally go to".

With unerring logic he says, "I think we need to go to a pump shop. Ha! Ha! Ha!".

Feeling rather smug at my advanced and capable child I smile at him benevolently.

He smiles back and adds, "Or a poo shop! Ha! Ha! Ha!".

Sigh ...


  1. How cute! Well, the poo shop wouldn't be so cute actually, but you know what I mean! Good luck with the pump - can't wait to hear about it!

  2. Awesome!
    It's confusing at first, somewhat overwhelming and totally amazing.
    He'll do great - you'll do great!

  3. OH yeah, he's a boy! What a cutie! I know there is a lot of anxiety leading up to pumping, but it will be wonderful! We are here for you!

  4. Fingers and toes crossed for you all! Ah yes the obsession with things toilet related, still enjoying that one!!

  5. Nothing gets my kids laughing like some sort of poop joke...classy I tell you.
    Good luck with the pump - it has been heaven for us and I hope it is for you too!

  6. Wishing you lots of luck with the pump...I look forward to hearing more about this new adventure!

  7. best of luck to you! my daughter has been on the pump for 6 months and it's made such a difference!