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[IPp] Re: New fan for Sil-serter
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I don't see how I can ever get Claire to agree to try the Sils on her tummy.
Someone sent me a Sil-serter that they didn't want, and she just has a fit
seeing it. Not the pretty little thing that the Quick Serter is!!
Did you use numbing cream? And how has the absorption been, in comparison to
Quick-sets on the upper butt?
Barbara, Claire's Mum>>
We don't use numbing cream - we encourage Luke to do deep breathing to
help control the stress reaction but we try to do site changes in short
amounts of time, and as far as I know, Emla doesn't work quickly. Luke's
been great about it too, so we haven't mentioned any other product.
The absorption on the tummy has been great - at least as good as a QuickSet
on the butt. I think this is because the Silserter got it to the right
place. The Sils we tried a couple months back didn't do well, but that
was with manual insertion.
Luke tried it because he didn't want to have another site change day
that took 4 site changes & about 4 shots to get it right. He was pretty
scared of the Sil needle still. But he likes the SilSerter - he was
popping it a few times & practiced on his Rufus bear.
Maybe someday Claire will want to try something new. It's so hard
in kids & adults - we all like to stick with things that we know.
Shelly V, mom to Luke, 7, dx'd 10/99, pumping 3/01
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