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Re: [IPp] OK, now I'm getting mad!



Thanks everyone for your ideas.  We've progressed from just using alcohol
pad and IV prep,  by several (unsuccessful) steps to where we're at now.
Even got a second bottle of Mastisol because the first had sat out in the
sun when it was delivered.  Nothing seems to work 100%.  I know different
kids have different skin compositions, and Mollie must just be particularly
unsticky."   If anyone thinks of anything else, I'm open to other ideas!

Melissa

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From: email @ redacted
Date: 7/12/2006 11:09:28 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] OK, now I'm getting mad!

Melissa,
Maybe your prepping too much..  How about just using an alcohol pad,
mastisol, and then the inset.
Jesse just alcohols and sticks the inset in, we live by the beach and he
swims in the ocean and pool all day. We very rarely have a site fall  off...
Stacey



Please help.  This is the process I've been using to get sites to  stick
(thanks to ideas from the list)

*Clean area with "Dawn"  dishwashing  liquid (to remove any possible oily
residue from numbing  cream)

*Clean with alcohol

*Wipe with IV Prep

*Apply  mastisol, rather thickly and fan until dry and tacky

*Insert Inset  site

*Put on tegaderm patch, with hole cut in center for site (tried  IV3000 in
past, came right off in water)

I'm getting so  frustrated;  they're still coming off from being in water
(sweat not  really a factor).  Today Mollie and I went to a play date and
the
kids  had a wading pool and slip & slide.  Played in water for maybe 1  hour

Before we went, I reattached the loose edges of the tegaderm with  more
mastisol.  We were home an hour or two, and noticed the darn thing  had come
out.  The top edge was still stuck, the bottom was loose and  had allowed
the
canula to come out and fold over.  I'M GETTING SO  FRUSTRATED!  I want
Mollie
to be able to swim and play in the water like  other kids.  What am I doing
wrong?  The only other thing I can  think of is to put on a 2nd tegaderm
patch, at a 90 degree angle to the  first.

Any other suggestions?  Thanks in  advance.

Melissa
Married to Tom 20 years
Mom to Jono (12 yrs),  Jacob (7 yrs)
and Mollie ( 3 yrs, dx 9-16-05, pumping Animas  12-12-05)
Hastings, Nebraska

"I know God will not give me anything I  can't handle. I just wish that He
didn't trust me so much."
---Mother  Teresa

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