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Re: [IP] PUMP START DAY WAS A DISASTER!-(sorry very long)

Hi Meg,
Hang in there, remember when Mat was first diagnosed that was'nt easy either
but it all comes together, My daughter has had diabetes since she was 5 she
is now 12, she started on the pump three weeks ago and were still adjusting
basals and boluses but every day gets a little easier. In three weeks time
we no we would never go back to shots.
Things do get easier,
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 9:57 PM
Subject: [IP] PUMP START DAY WAS A DISASTER!-(sorry very long)

>Ok list it's now almost 11:00 p.m. eastern standard time and today was pump
>start day.  It took me this long to get it together enough to post to the
>list.  Matt is 10 and starting a MM 508 today and it was a disaster from
>get go!  I'm only posting out of frustration and because this list has
>me the knowledge about pumping that i have so far.  First Matt starts with
>Alarm even before we connect.  Call MM from clinic and supposedly get it
>cleared up.  Moving along, we get to the insertion, i was advised by pump
>trainer that Emla wasn't necessary for the new Micros, and i believed her
>1st mistake.  The insertion hurt Matt and the first one didn't insert
>correctly, so now he's crying and we remove it and tell him it has to be
>again:( !
>Poor child, i talk him thru it, ok then were up and running!!!!!!!  We hang
>around awhile till pump trainer is comfortable that site is ok and were
>We go to lunch at McDonalds do our very first Bolus and all is well!!!!
>asks to go play in play area and I AM thrilled.  So off he goes, within 5
>mins he was back and pump was alarming!!!!!!  Get home and call MM, they
>not comfortable with how pump is acting and they want us to disconnect him
>ASAP.  Of course i'm still taking this all in stride........Matt isn't!
>devastated!  So i'm keeping my cool, so that this doesn't leave a bad taste

>in his mouth, i want this pump to be successful!  So, we disconnect, and of
>course i CANNOT get  Matt's CDE, so i just say the hell with it, i know
>i'm doing and give him his usual dinner shot of H&N.  Keep in mind b/g
>testing is going on whole time and his b/g were good.  So this is where we
>stand, 1st day on pump, pump fails!  New pump will be sent by fedex in
>morning, and Matt and I will start over on our own, i'm nervous about this,
>but i don't want Matt to think this is a big deal.  Hey he gets another day
>off from school right?  So i'm having a hard time trusting the new 508, but
>have too!  Please Please Please tell me i'm doing the right thing!!!!!
>i know i've read some threads before about "static electricity" giving pump
>problems.  Could this be it?  Matt said the tubes in play area were really
>really full of static!   Sorry so long, just very discouraged............:(
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