[IPp] Re: site infections
We've always used the Minimed Quicksets at the top and sides of
Sigrid's bottom. Put her on the pump when she was 17 mos. Never have
had a problem (knock on wood!). Never used Tegaderm (well, we did for
the first month or so, then dropped it because too much of a hassle).
Only use "Skin Prep", a sanitizer and glue. Don't blow on it to dry,
your mouth germs will be a problem. We have a small fan to use for
drying the Skin Prep. The Quick Sets stay put no problem, even in the
bath and the pool (I think we've had 3 sites come out since starting).
Father to Sigrid, Dx 9/02 @ 11 months, Pumping Cozmo 4/03.
On Friday, January 7, 2005, at 02:25 AM, pop-digest wrote:
> Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:41:46 -0800 (PST)
> From: Octavia Kincaid <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPp] site infections
> Hello - My daughter, Ailsa (18 months old) seems to be
> getting recurrent infections at the infusion sites.
> She may have a new infection, making the total 3 in 3
> months. The first 2 required 10 days of antibiotics
> to clear.
> We have been on the Animas 1200 since 9/30/04. We
> started off with the Comfort kit, got the first
> infection, switched to the Tender-Mini, which we still
> use. As far as I can tell, the trigger for her
> infections seems to be friction - specifically,
> elastic from her diapers rubbing on the site. We
> always use a tegaderm (occlusive dressing) to cover
> the site and do not take it off except to change the
> site. We have 3 different types of diapers to try to
> tailor the cut of the elastic to the site location,
> but this time a 30 minute session in the pool for swim
> class and subsequent rubbing from the swimsuit leg
> elastic may be the culprit.
> Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for dealing with
> pumps in kids with diapers? The pump has been
> otherwise amazing and her hypoglycemic episodes are so
> infrequent now that we're off shots. I really don't
> want to give up the pump, but the infections are so
> frequent, I'm scared of the outcome of all of this.
> Thanks - Octavia, mom of Ailsa, dx'd at 11 months
> 6/04, pumping since 9/04
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