A friend of ours, Shane, is a volunteer fireman in Cody and is a Type 1 diabetic. He met us at the fire station to let Emmett look around and talk to Emmett about being diabetic and the importance of taking his insulin. Emmett has always said that when he grows up he wants to be a fire engine driver, so we thought maybe Shane could help to push the importance of his meds. After walking around the station and getting to check out all the gear, Shane offered to take us for a ride in the fire engine. Grammy, Luke, Jolene, Emmett and another guy, Brian, whom is also diabetic, got to pile into the HUGE engine #6 and ride around town. I think we all had a pretty big grin on our faces, not just Emmett. He and Daddy rode in the front seat and Jolene, Grammy, Brian and I rode in back. It was pretty cool. Afterward Emmett opened up a bit(he was acting shy most of the time) and showed off his insulin pens and the "boys" talked about taking meds. Hope this helps him to start to understand the he needs his meds to grow up big and strong and not be sick. We'll see...somethings gotta work. And if anything- we got to ride in a fire engine!!
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