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[IP] sydne will soon be pumping!!
well, we finally persuaded our endo (one of the 2 we have been using) to
give us the saline trial! Actually, it was Beverly White that persuaded him
to let us try it. I have never been so excited, nervous, scared, and anxious
before! I know we will do fine, especially since we have the collective
knowledge of 4,000 successful pumpers worldwide at our fingertips, but,
nonetheless, it's still going to be a big change. Sydne is pretty pumped
(pardon the pun) about getting one, even though it won't be the "real" one
until we can demonstrate our competence. Since there aren't any doctors in
the Dallas/Fort Worth area putting kids under 7 (some even want to wait til
10) on pumps, we are going to be under the microscope of many other D teams
and parents alike. We accept the challenge/opportunity gladly and hope to
help change things in this area and others as well.
BTW, Mike S. and his "hard sell" had only a little bit to do with our
decision to go with Animas ;)> I did my own research and for a lot of
reasons we decided to go with the A (customer service being one of the
biggest). I am not dogging any of the other pumps because I actually liked
the Paradigm alot, too. The Cozmo is a really cool featured pump, but...we
could only go with one, so we chose A.
Steve Dad to Sydne(3) dx'd 11/01
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