Trying to decide if my son is ready to sleep over at a friends house.

By Smellies Latest Reply 2011-09-02 23:42:19 -0500
Started 2011-08-28 19:59:13 -0500

He is 8 and diagnosed only 7 weeks ago. He is giving himself his shots and checking his own sugar. He is very responsible. I think he can just call me when he eats his meals so I can figure how much insulin he needs but I am very nervous still. I feel for him because he still wants to be the kid he was before. I don't know if it is to soon. It just breaks my heart to not let him go. I welcome any opinions on this.

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Starry20 2011-09-02 23:42:19 -0500 Report

You could do why my mom did, not tell me to do anything just see if I would and If I got through a full day with no mistakes she would let me go… But still check in for my bs

realsis77 2011-08-29 14:43:55 -0500 Report

Bless his heart! Personally I have a son also and I would speak to the parents of the child he is staying over with and explain to the parents what needs to be done and when and make sure the parent reminds your son because he is still very young and kids get to playing and don't want to stop for anything when they are with friends they can become excited and forget. So id let him go, but make sure the parent is able to remind him about his insulin and checking his sugar. Id tell the supervising parent everything he needs to do and when so she/he can help remind your son what needs to be done :) I would let him go have fun , but make darn sure the parent is awre of his treatment plan. If you do that I would not worry because I'm sure the parent will make sure he sticks to his treatment. But don't leave it up to him alone because "kids will be kids" and I know they can be forgetful at times when mom is not watching over them! So be safe and speak to the parent and show her his supplies so she is familiar with them and what they do. :) let him have fun and enjoy his stay. Also you will have a piece of mind knowing he and his diabetes will be well cared for! :)

ShellyLargent 2011-08-29 13:03:51 -0500 Report

How well do you know the parents of the friend? If you were to educate them on your son's special needs, would you feel comfortable enough to leave him with them? How far away do they live from you, should he need you? Would it be a better solution for right now to allow his friends to come to your house to spend the night until you're more comfortable with him taking care of himself away from your supervision?

grandmaducky 2011-08-29 17:10:54 -0500 Report

I am like shelly answer i would have kids over to my house just so i could check on my son hes still really young :)

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