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Re: [IP] Cannula : Calibration



-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 11:21:49 EST
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Cannula length:  Something to consider?


> In a message dated 3/8/2002 9:06:51 AM Mountain Standard Time, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> > We bolused .8 (per the CDE) to fill the cannula...haven't forgotten that 
> yet.
> >  
> >   The high wasn't explainable by a missing .8....it was really high (263) 
> and 
> > 
> >  resistant to correction.
> 
> I think that means you're using the longer cannula version of the Quick-sets 
> -- which I find surprising since Gabe is so thin -- BUT that might also 
> explain why he had such problems with Quick-Sets in his abdomen and also why 
> he had blood in the cannula more than once.  In the nine months that Katie's 
> been pumping, every kid I heard of using the Quick-sets except one uses the 
> short cannula version of the Quick-set (6mm  instead of the longer 9mm -- and 
> 3mm is a big difference on a set that goes straight in).  You really might 
> want to check this out, Marion.  If you are using the longer cannulas, it 
> might be worth having Gabe try a set in his abdomen again using the micro 
> cannula length -- then you'd be getting the faster absorbtion your looking 
> for . . .
> 
> Lyndy
> Pumpmama to Katie
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