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Re: [IPp] time on site



Kelly,

For Jake, we do the 'sandwich method'.  Use the IV Prep, then put down one
IV3000, then we shoot through it using the QS.  We have found shooting
through the IV3000 helps stabilize the skin underneath.  Then Jake
disconnects and I cut a hole in another IV3000 and place it OVER the
connection site...this creates the 'sandwich'.  It holds great and doesn't
peel off, even after 3 days on his tummy.  Try it!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright, Kelley" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: [IPp] time on site


> Amy,
> are you saying that you put IV3000 down and then insert the site through
it?
> I ask because I am looking for ways to keep the sites on!  We just started
> putting sites in the belly because the upper bum was getting tired.  This
> area is so hard to keep sites on because of his activity.  I wonder if
> putting the IV3000 down first would help?  I am currently using the
> Softsets, use both adhesives that come with it, then two IV3000.  Then, I
am
> having to add another piece or two of IV3000 everyday just to keep it in
> place.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Any suggestions on helping
the
> situation?
> We are also only able to keep sites 2 days before bg levels start to rise.
> We are using Humalog.  I do not know much about Novolog, but will ask
about
> it at our next appt in May.
>
> Kelley, mom to Christopher - 5 1/2 (dx'd 5-19-99, pumping 1-19-01),
Jordan -
> almost 3
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin and Amy Boswell [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 3/4/02 3:25 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IPp] time on site
>
>
> He could be reacting to the material in the cannula or one of it
> preparation agents. Some people solve this problem by changing to a
> different type of set. Don't overlook the possibility of an allergy
> to something in the adhesive that holds the set in place.
> email @ redacted
>
>
> This is true!:O)  We've switched to the Softsets (from the Tenders) and he
> had more skin problems with that adhesive but we've solved that by putting
> IV3000 down first.  He is terribly allergic to Mastisol so we can't use
> that.  Btw, we tried the Rapids and had the same results so I don't think
> it's the cannula.  My mother's instinct tells me the H is irritating him.
I
> remember on MDIs how he'd c/o of the H hurting when injected.  Of course
> ymmv as this may not be the answer for anyone else!:O)
>
>
> Take care,
> Amy-mom to Yler-9, Riley-6 1/2 (dx'd 7-1-99&pumpimg 21 mos), Mason-4,
Cailin
> Rose-almost 3, & Lane-3 mos
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