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Re: [IP] gushers



Oh, thanks guys.  Obviously we've never experienced that one yet.  We had
bruising with syringes but nothing so far with the infusions.   I'm glad that
you filled me in.  I would have freaked if all of a sudden he started to bleed
like crazy once we took his infusion out.

Susan

Michael wrote:

> > Could someone please share with me what is a gusher?  You may email
> > me privately if you like....
> >
>
> GUSHER:  a well that sends its oil shooting into the sky
>
> on a more mundane level, sometimes when you do an insertion you nick
> a capillary and it leaks into the surrounding tissue. This blood
> pools at the site, usually unknown to the "victim". Since the leak is
> very small, only a tiny amount of blood is being lost and if it was
> an external cut it would clot and stop quickly. However, this little
> leak creates a pool of blood that "gushes" out when the infusion set
> is removed. It is harmless (unless you have white rugs :-) it just
> looks really bad and keeps coming for up to a minute or more. You can
> quite easily get the impression that it is a severe bleed and really
> bad stuff is happening when in reality it is just the pool
> emptying and it will stop. The biggest problem will be cleaning
> up the mess you made if you did not have the presence of mind to grab
> a towel or something to keep the blood from spilling all over your
> nice white rug :-). Just remember, don't panic!!! This does not
> happen often. I think Lily has had maybe..... mmm.... two??? in seven
> years.
>
> Michael
>
> > Susan
> > Mom to Julianna - 17, Danny - 15, Katrina - 11, Jonathan - 5, dx
> > 08/00 - pumping since 03/02, Nicholas - 3
> >
> > Kenneth Furney wrote:
> >
> > > Sara,
> > > Thanks for telling about gushers.  I had my first one
> > > about a month ago, but didn't panic because I knew
> > > about them.  I just wiped it up and went on...
> > >
> > > --- email @ redacted wrote:
> > > > Hey Susan...
> > > >
> > > > Having been the one to coin the phrase "gusher"
> > > > (check the archives....)
> > > > welcome to the club.....
> > > >
> > > > congrats on getting through grad school without
> > > > one...heh heh heh...
> > > >
> > > > Sara Smarty Pants AZ
> > > > SSPAZ
> > > >
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