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Re: [IP] The roller coaster has begun.....day#6
Duck And Barb wrote:
> Now, my problem.....We are using the Silhouettes for Erica, prepped with
> EMLA creme left on for one hour.
Something I've been wondering about: Is EMLA cream really the only thing
to use for this? Seems like Anbesol, which deadens tooth pain and is
non-prescription (plus fast acting) might be appropriate too.
The spot she wants us to use is above
> the beltline on her tummy. So, it is a few inches from the bellybutton
> but on the same line of 'latitude' for want of a better description.
There is actually a kidney shaped are on each side of the navel, curved
around to right and left. It's weasy to see on most people since it curves
> Anyway, she is very slim, not much fat there but I can pinch a good
> chunk up for insertion. Does anyone else out there have 'alligator'
Sounds like you may be pinching too hard on skin that doesn't have
much fat beneath it. Try doing it softer, or the opposite approach may
work: push the skin down and out, then pput the needle in the middle
of it. Seems some people take shots that way, though I forget the details.
She is on her third set right now, but when I go to insert the
> introducer needle - I am trying so hard to make it 10 - 15 degrees - it
> is like trying to put the needle through leather! My husband and I have
> both had the same problem and were shocked with the amount of force it
> took to insert the introducer.
On her it may also helpto engage the needle at a steeper angle, then
swing it lower before pushing it all the way in. Probably takes a bit
of practice, the first part needs to be VERY LITTLE of the introducer
needle, basically just the sharpened tip below the Teflon canula.
Oh, that raises another
> question. On the minimed site they show a human form with sites for the
> infusion sets. They do not show any sites under the belly button in
> that fleshy area....do any of you use the infusion set there?
Yes, I do, just like I used to do with injections. Strange the chart
(which I couldn't find there) didn't show it, the one mention I fond
about sites said that both navel level and lower areas (not in those words)
could be used. Sounds like they have different writers......
Anyway, the two curved-out raised area on either side of the lower abdomen
> I know I have been writing a few books lately, but forgive me...although
> I have been reading this for so long, I am a newbie at the hands on
Hey, you've got questions, ask away. That's what this list is for, after all.
Everybody here wants the best care for your daughter, I'm sure.
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