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[IP] I gone on the pump!
To all my family here on the list....I hope I don't offend anyone by telling
you what I have done...........
I went on the pump this morning! Josh has the backup pump so I dcided last
night, after he really balked at getting anew site again last night, that I
needed to go on the pump and see what it is like. I had a bottle of Saline
unopened (Gina, I guess now I'm glad I never sent it to you!) and I knew in
my heart and my head that I NEEDED this and so did Joshua.
When he saw me getting the stuff out for a site change this morning I
thought he was goig to get really upset. Until I told him he was going to
put a site into me!!!!!!
So I loaded the cartridge, set a flat basal rate and clock, and had Josh do
all the prep and the site insertion, taped it and did the 0.5 bolus ON
ME!!!!!!! I did not do anything escept the cartridge and priming the tubing
(he needed to finish geting ready for school.
I must tell you that even though there was a slight sting on isertion (and
YES, my stomach got pretty tight and uptight in anticipation) I think that
the finger pokes hurt SOOOOO much more.
Yes, I am checking BGs every time I know it 'needs' to be done and even
have a little log book that we don't use to write everything down.
I have enough saline for atleast two cartridges so I will be on the pump
for atleast two weeks, maybe a little longer. But Josh needed this, and so
did I. I think he was nervous when he had to do the insertion on me, but BOY
was he very professional about the whole thing............... I'm SOOOOOOO
Hope this doesn't offend anyone. I just knew I had to do this! Thanks for
all your support and understanding!
mom to Joshua
pumping saline 4/26
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