Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Special Visitor

Jacob had a special visitor come and speak to his class today. Coleby Clawson, from the BYU football team, came and explained what Diabetes was to Jake's classmates. Coleby has Diabetes as well and has become a HUGE help to our family. We are very thankful to know him and appreciate all that he and his sweet family has done for us. Thanks Coleby!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stress Relief!

After a very stressful week, we decided to go and blow off some steam by shooting things (not animals). So, the Mackey and Keller families headed out to West Desert for a day of fun.

The BOYZ getting in on the action.

Mandi loves to shoot! I think it makes her feel powerful.

Josh's "Noisy Cricket." It may look small, but it packs a punch!

Grandpa and 1 of his many guns. He organized this little trip for us. Thanks Grandpa!

Jake brought a bunch of his guns for us to try out. Below is Mandi and I shooting his "BIG" gun. I recommend everyone trying this one out.  

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Primary Children's Hospital

On our way home!!!

His special diabetes bear "Rufus"!

I have no idea what this toy is, but Jake LOVED it! Thanks Melanie and Bill!

Daddy giving Jake his insulin shot. They are both so brave!

Our nurse Jen, teaching Jake how to give a shot.

This was Jake's first nigh in the hospital. I think for the first time in months, he finally slept peacefully.

One of the MANY blood sugar tests in the hospital.

Even though he was stuck in the hospital, he had plenty of stuff to do to keep him busy!

Well! A lot has been happening here at the Mackey home. As you probably know, our sweet Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last Friday. We spent the weekend at the hospital with him learning everything we could about how to take care of him. Life is 100 percent different now. He has to get his blood sugar checked (a finger prick) at least 5 times a day and about as many insulin shots. He is being such a trooper. He truly is amazing us. He takes it all in his stride. He doesn't complain or make a big deal out of his new life. He just knows that this is how he is going to be healthy now. It is taking a lot out of Josh and me as far as worrying constantly and wondering if we are doing all the right things to keep him safe. We had a bit of a scare on Monday night where his blood sugar dropped so low that we had to call the paramedics because he was passing out. Thankfully, Josh was able to keep him talking until the paramedics arrived and they just checked him out and made sure he was ok. It was one of the scariest moments of our lives for sure. But, now we are more aware of the symptoms and are more prepared. Its a balancing act right now as far as his blood sugars are concerned and will hopefully level out in the next couple of weeks. Until then, keep your prayers coming strong to help us keep our little boy happy and healthy!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Mandi and I had a feeling that something was wrong with Jake, he just wasn't being his sweet self.  We were worried that he may have Diabetes.  We hated to find out that we were right.  I can't begin to describe today, sensory overload!  We'll be spending the next 2 days at Primary Children's Hospital learning how to take care of our little guy.  We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father that we have modern medicines to help keep our Jake healthy.  Thank you to all of our family and friends for your concern and prayers.  Jake, your mom and dad love you and look forward to bringing you back home.  Be strong!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So, tonight was just like any other night really. Josh got home from work, played on the computer for a bit, and the kids began their usual  playtime on the PlayStation with Lego Star Wars. I was up in the kitchen preparing dinner and getting things organized from that sense. We were going for an easy dinner tonight. Our menu consisted of sloppy joe's, chips, and salad. Well, I called the boys up from their game and Kolby happened to come up first. He is our VERY picky eater!  He took one look at his plate, touches his lettuce,  and says, "Hey! Mom! I don't wanna eat grass!" Ahhhhhhhh......kids!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Haunted Provo River

How stupid can a group of people be? Here is your answer . . . float the Provo River in your Halloween costume in 50 degree weather, as it's raining. Brenda has been talking about doing this for several years. Before I knew it, we were all on our way to torture ourselves in the coldest water I have ever been in. After we became numb from the piercing cold water, we began to laugh and have a good time as we passed confused fishermen and tossed river grass at each other. Brenda is already talking about a Thanksgiving river run, I think I'll pass. I will never forget this Halloween! Pictures compliments of Larry and Brenda.