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Re: [IPp] sites still falling off



From: "Susanne Cover" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] sites still falling off


> Sharon,
> we are having the same problem with the quicksets
> falling off after 1 1/2 days. Is the mastisol like
> "skin tac?" Skin Tac is a liquid that you paint on
> too, and it becomes sticky after it dries. Where do
> you get the mastisol?
> Anyway, if anyone has any tips for keeping the sites
> in place after water, please pass them on.
> Susanne
> mom to Jessica 13, Ryan 9 diagnosed at 17 months,
> Rebecca 7 and Justin 4.
> --- Sharon Santana <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > steven swims just about every day... and that means
> > a new site every
> > nite. we have been using mastisol. i paint it on
> > with a q-tip, in a
> > circle, blow on it till its sticky, then do the
> > quickset. it stays for
> > about 2 days if no swimming (3 if i'm really lucky).
> > its a drag, to say
> > the least. tonite, it feel out in the shower, after
> > a day of swimming.
> > steven said he doesnt want to go to the beach
> > anymore, because he doesnt
> > want to keep losing his sites. any brilliant
> > suggestions out there?
> > when i did the new site tonite, i put the mastisol,
> > put an IV3000, more
> > mastisol, and went thru the tape. MAYBE it will
> > help.
> > --
> > Sharon, mom to Gabrielle 13 dx 5/98, MDI
> > and Steven 7 dx 7/00, pumping!!!
> > Brooklyn, New York
> > "Where's the #*&$ cure?"

Sharon & Suzanne,

Have you tried the Sils or Comforts?  With the longer needle inserted at a
30 degree angle, the sites may stay longer.

Carol
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