Re: [IPp] Re: Soaking in bath tub
In a message dated 1/11/2005 10:05:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
My daughter usually takes a shower but I got some fun bath beads for
Since I cannot use them(I am expecting in 2 weeks) she wanted to use them.
now her site is in her "toush". She soaked in the tub last night and the
before. She is due for a site change this evening. When she got out of the
last evening, I noticed it looked as if ther was moisture under the tape and
around the tiny tubing in her skin. Can any of you more experienced pumpers
me if I should have changed it right away??? THat way I will know for the
future. I have told my daughter that taking baths probably is not a good
idea--not long ones with bath beads anyway. SHe seemed to be OK with that--I
told her it would really be like a treat to take a bath with beads.
My son loves to take baths, and he loves to have something that smells good
in the tub too. We stay away from bath oil beads, but he loves the fizzie
bath balls and they don't cause any problems with his sites at all. Of course,
YMMV. He takes a bath every day, and I never worry about it anymore. We
always do a site change after a bath, and I always use a prep wipe to prepare
the area, wiping about a 4 inchsquare area. He uses an IV-3000 patch on top
of his skin, then the infusion set goes on top. In the summer, when his is
swimming on swim team and for meets, we add spray bandaid on the edges of the
IV-3000, which is the only way his sites would stay in for three days.
The tape gets wet all the time, but it doesn't come off or move. If it were
to loosen, I would probably change the site because you can't be sure if the
cannula is in proper position. Hope this helps!!
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