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[IPp] Re: Soaking in bath tub


That is exactly what my last post referred to.  I think that a bath may
have been the cause of our 1 and only site infection in 2.5 years.  At 4
years old, the bathwater quickly becomes filthy after a summer day of
outdoor play.  And the longer the child sits in it, the more opportunity
for the high concentration of bacteria to find it's way into the wound.

We don't deny Rachel swimming (she has a water resistant Animas pump
that we don't need to disconnect).  She does everything she wants to do
and we also allow her an occasional bath, it's just not routine.  We
also don't let her have a bath if she is exceptionally dirty.

It's worked for us.

Mom to Rachel, 6 years old, dx 8/99, pumping since 7/02

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:02:37 -0600
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IPp] Re: Soaking in bath tub

 I think I need to make myself clear about the site. It is not coming
off after the tub soaks. I am just wondering if I need to worry about
infection if I see moisture got into the tiny hole where the tube goes
through that tape. Could that water then make it under her skin where
the canula is and cause problems?? Hope this makes sense.

Thank you,

Mom to Cleo 9~dx 3/04 ~Pumping Minimed since 11/15/04!
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