E is preoccupied with diabetes. He does not have it himself, but it is obviously in his face all the time and he’s clearly soaking up everything. He talks about it a lot and he has a lot of knowledge of it all.
The other night my cousin came over with her 2 1/2 year old. My kids had never met them and they stayed for dinner. In the middle of eating, out of nowhere, E says, “I bet if he had to test he’d only need the lancet on number 1. Maybe 1 1/2.”
I told him he was probably right and we went on with dinner. I don’t think it had hit me before that how deeply E has also been affected by everything. Just like the rest of us, no matter what he’s doing, it’s always on his mind.