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Re: [IP] Lilly's accidental bolus



Thank you Michael for the whole story.  When it has been referred to before
it was just an accidental bolus curtesy of her brothers toe.  Too funny how
these things happen, but regardless with a three year old the child lock was
the most important feature to me.  Rachel doesn't mess with her pump because
she knows better, but you can't always control other children!  ;-)

Missi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Lilly's accidental bolus


> > >!  I didn't want to have to
> > >  treat accidental boluses like Michael told of Lilly's
> > bolus curtesy of her
> > >  brother's toe!!<
> >
> >
> > Michael could fill you in on this one, but if I remember the
> > incident correctly, it had nothing to do with the lack of a
> > lock-out feature.
> >
>
> The incident occured when Lily was 12yo. when we were camping summer
> by the American River -- way out in the boondocks. It was in the late
> afternoon when Lily gave Will a piggyback ride. Will was 5 as I
> recall. Lily's pump was clipped to her waste band and Will managed to
> push open the door on the pump and partially dislodge the syringe
> with his foot -- THEN, he managed to push the syringe and deliver
> most of the contents to Lily. Neither of them was aware of what was
> going on. When she put Will down she discovered the syringe hanging
> out of the pump and came looking for me. I thought about trying to
> get her to a medical facility and decided against it figuring that it
> would be better to treat her immediately and vigorously than to hunt
> around for medical help. We spent all night sitting up popping
> glucose tabs every 20 - 30 minutes to keep ahead of the falling bg's.
> Best guess is that she infused about 90 units of insulin. Fortunately
> we had several 50 tab bottles of glucose with us and plenty of food.
> She ate a few snacks, but mainly relied on the glucose to keep her
> bgs in the 60 - 150 range. Estimated bg fall rate was several hundred
> points per hour.
>
> I talked to her endo when we returned home and he said that we choose
> the best course of action. Oral glucose can be administered
> faster and in greater quantity than any other method. Lily was fine,
> a little tired the next day, but no worse for the wear.
>
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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