Last night when my husband went into Andrew's room at 2AM to check his bg, he found our beloved 5 year old Golden Retriever lying dead beside Andrew on his bed. We do not know how or why he died - he was happy and healthy yesterday...Remy had been sleeping with Andrew on his bed for the past 4 years. Andrew and Remy were cut from the same cloth - both loyal, gentle hearted souls who make the people around them happy just with their presence. Andrew - and all of my boys (Keira is too young to understand) - is devastated. I am relieved that school was cancelled today, as well as Erik's work, because we are all walking around in a bit of a fog today. Andrew has gone through so much in under a year. He was dx'd last March - as all of you well know, it has been a long 10 months of learning and adjusting to a life with D - and Andrew has handled it with a maturity and grace far beyond his years. His school nurse cannot tell me enough what a fantastic kid he is - "He NEVER complains!" she tells me, and I know she is right - he doesn't. Three months after dx, his best friend moved to Canada. They have stayed in touch through Facebook and Skype, but it isn't the same. Again, he never complains. Andrew is fortunate to have many great friends - again, his personality draws them to him like a magnet - people WANT to be around him. Then in September, my Father-in-law passed away. He was the first of my kids' 4 grandparents to pass on, and it was the first funeral my children have ever been to. It was difficult, but again, Andrew amazed us with his grace and maturity. Today, after seeing him suffer through the loss of Remy, I am angry...How much does the poor boy have to suffer in 1 year's time? Whatever happened to Karma? If anyone I know deserves some good luck to come their way, it is Andrew. He is such an amazing kid with such a big heart - my husband will often say to me "I want to be Andrew when I grow up" . Please forgive my ranting - I know things could be worse. My husband and I have already cried into each others arms saying to each other the horrible thought that had plagued us both for hours after finding Remy - it could have been Andrew! We thank God it wasn't...I do not mean to wallow, this is all just so fresh and raw. I just know that if anyone will get where I am coming from when I shout "Leave my boy alone now!" to the heavens above, it is all of you D parents. Thank you for letting me vent.