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Re: [IP] day two of 'pumping'/set tubing crack
Well, to all who cares about this little experiment...it is NOT over by any
means but I had to take the site out this afternoon. We had apparently hit a
vessel yesterday. The canula and up into the hub where we took out the
needle was full of blood. I have a real pretty bruise at the site area now
too. Josh feels bad and I told him it had nothing to do with him. I am a
WOOS...that is all. We will rehook up sunday and start all over again.
Also, I would be intersted in knowing if anyone has had this problem
before...tonight Josh's BGs sky rocketed up to 598. I had him bolus and we
waited to have dinner. He bolused accordingly for dinner but an hour later
he checked and had Moderate keytones. We rechecked BGs to see what was
happening. He had gone up some more (not over 600 but REAL close). So I did
an injection and we waited again. He must have drank over a gallon of
liquids tonight. He still had between small and moderate KTs at last check.
Anyway, I thought I'd check for bubbles in the line and when I did this,
there was something in the line about 1 inch from the site tape (MM sof-sets
micro) So I did a 1 unit bolus to see if it would actually move down the
tubing and guess what...it didn't move DOWN it moved OUT! The tubing was
completely cracked and Josh had not been getting insulin, his pump pouch has
been! The tube was cracked! We did a site change and just a 1 unit bolus.
I don't want to give more insulin until I give that injection time to really
work and to let the drip work on him too. He has already come down to mid
400's now at last check (he fell asleep) and I guess I'm going to have an all
nighter checking to make sure he is alright tonight! I've saved the tubing
and will call MM and send it to their QR people monday!
Has this happened to anyone else. This is our first time with the MM sets.
HAd this happen with Dis sets a few times (Tenders)???
mom to Joshua
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