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[IP] Re: Young children on pump
I have not written before. My husband, Rick introduced us. Our
son is 31/2 and was diagnosed at 24 months. He has been
wearing a dummy pump for almost 3 weeks while we waited for
insurance to clear. We will train mon. and Miles will be on line by
the end of the day. We are VERY excited. His A1C has gone up
the last 3 times. We needed to do something very different.
THe best (and only)site for Miles is upper buttock. He does not
have fat anywhere else. As long as we do not go out to far toward
the hip , he has done GREAT with this site. He is a VERY active
child. Never still. We have found that sewing a pocket made of
an old t -shirt inside the back of his shirts with a velcro closure at
the top has been perfect for him. He can't play with it and neither
will anyone else be able to. He will start pre-school in the fall and
we were concerned about that. No, it is not fun to do all that
sewing, but it is an inexpensive way to keep the pump safe and in
one place. With all his jumping around it has never come out. He
has not complained about it being uncomfortable and he has not
had a problem with it in the pocket when he sleeps.
We are so proud of the way he has accepted it as part of him. He
is thrilled that ,"when the pump that beeps comes.... no more
We did not use the emla cream. We decided that he would
eventually be having the site changed in places that would not be
condusive to using the cream and did not want him to become
dependent on it. We use the rapid infusion set. It is one quick
poke, and then it is over. He does not complain of any lingering
pain. We tell him it is done and he is up and running. When he is
older and bigger he may find the tender more comfortable, but
there is just not enough of him for that right now. We hope he will
gain some wieght after he has been pumping awhile.
THat is all for now. I just wanted to share our experience (limited
though it may be) with others who are considering the pump for
their kids. We are using an H-Tron.
Alicia, for Rick, ElenaClaire (11) and Miles (3) dx at 24mo.
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