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Re: [IP] doing sils for first time / blood



You put the cap in alcohol.  If you have contact cases, they work the best.

Ruth Schneider wrote:

> geneva had a bg of 502 tonight and since it was the second night of sof-set
> and we went through this the other night and needed site change...we decided
> to change out the site.
>
> I just did not want to deal with shots every couple of hours tonight.
>
> anyway...we had ordered some samples of the sils from MM and I told geneva
> that I would do it with her.  she was a bit nervous about the needle.  (used
> to soft-serter)
>
> I did my insertion first.  we numbed with ice....thank you michael....about
> a minute.  it did NOT hurt me at all.  I must have alot of fat down there!
>
> geneva did hers.   it did not hurt either!   this is good.  BUT...the
> problem was...blood!!!
>
> the sils immediately filled with blood.
>
> we just hooked up anyway...she drank some milk and bolused.  it is now 8:30
> pm CA time.  how much time should we give before we have to change AGAIN!
> are we foolish to not just change out now?
>
> she had a shot of 3 1/2 H to bring her down to 150 by 10 PM.
>
> on another note...since we are new to sils.  what does she do with the
> little plastic protector cap that she puts on the pump tubing end while
> showering?  where do y'all keep it?
>
> and if she does NOT suspend while in shower for about 10 min.  if the
> protector cap is on the tubing end...will this cause a 'backup' problem?
> can she just leave the pump on the bathroom counter and let the insulin drip
> out so we don't have to prime again?
>
> I know this brings up a bunch of new issues for us that have been posted
> prior.  but..it is bedtime and I just don't have the energy to look through
> the archives now.
>
> thanks for all of you west coasters or late night easterners for your input!
>
> ruth
>
> mom to 10 yr. old
>
> pumping for four months and NEW to the sils!
>
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