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>From: "Steve Schmidt" <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted
>Cc: email @ redacted, email @ redacted
>Subject: say hello to my little pumper
>Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:25:07 -0600
>Sydne is the latest addition to the growing list of pumpers. Yesterday, we
>went in (without her) to get all the technical info and to do insertions on
>ourselves. I was very surprised at how painless it was! Make no mistake
>about it, I am a wuss when it comes to needles piercing MY skin, but I did
>it without fear and it really was painless! Nancy even did one on her, but
>she was scared sh!tless. I have been wearing my pump (with saline of course)
>since yesterday, and I worked out for a couple of hours and took a shower
>and my set is still stuck strong. I am so glad that I was allowed to wear a
>pump. It really has given me piece of mind, knowing how painless the
>insertion can be.
>This morning, we took Sydne in to do her insertion. We numbed it with EMLA,
>but she still cried. I think that it was more of a physchological,
>conditioned response than a response to actual pain. She is at home now,
>playing like a 3 year old plays, and has forgotten all about the set in her
>butt. We told her that if she doesn't mess with it and leaves the pump alone
>then next week we would burn her needles. She is really excited about the
>I am so happy that we found Dr Dattatreya (and Brenda Head) to make this
>happen for us. I know pumping may not be for everyone (and our situation is
>especially unique being divorced and all), but if the parents are willing to
>do their homework and make a strong commitment to learn all about pumping,
>why not grant a saline trial?
>We will probably go live with insulin on Monday, so until then we will be
>doing injections as well. I am so proud of my little pumper!
>Steve Dad to Sydne(3) dx'd 11/01 in Dallas
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