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[IP] St. Louis/Yesterday's DAH award
If there is a female pumper in St. Louis that would be willing to help me out
I would appreciate it. I am to have surgery to release a trigger finger on
my left hand on April 18th. I am hoping to change my infusion set mid
afternoon on April 17th and will pray that I will not have to change it until
the afternoon of April 20th. At that time I will have the big dressings
removed from my hand and should be able to move it around so I could change
I fear that for some reason I would need to change the set and would like to
have a backup in case I would need it. The last time I tried to get my hubby
to do it he couldn't even fill the syringe without huge air bubbles. I do
not think some people are made to do some things!
If I would get into the pickle I was in last night I would be in trouble. My
DAH was that I changed the infusion set (not all the tubing) to my Silhouette
about 4 PM, cooked supper and was the den mother at a meeting at 6:30 PM.
When my house again became my own about 8 PM I tested my blood and was 440!
It seems that the tubing "unclicked" itself to the infusion set because it
had fallen out. I changed the set, bolused 20 units, 10 Now and 10 squared
over 30 minutes. Forty-five minutes later it was 470! I took another 10
units and about one hour later I was dropping 90 pts. every 30 minutes. to
make a long story shorter I then started to eat (appropriate amounts of
carbs) and stayed up until 2 am and tested every hour. My DAH, first
changing my set and not figuring out that it did not "Click" into place.
Secondly, overbolusing for the almost 500. I lived, I am tired, I learned.
Please e-mail me privately if you would be willing to help me if I got into a
crunch. I live on the metro east side of the Mississippi River. Oh, no
offense to the male pumpers out there, I wouldn't want to embarrass you or me
if I needed the help. Thanks for understanding.
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