Re: [IPp] toddlers
If you get a pump case with double zippers you can slip a small luggage lock
through the zippers and lock the case so he can't open it and take the pump
out. I belive they have these at pumpwear. As for pulling the sites out,
another dressing on top might help with that (like Tegarderm, IV 3000, etc.)
We use IV 3000 on top of our son's site and he has never pulled it out on
purpose or by accident. He has never tried to pull it out, but he wrestles
around a lot with his brothers and he's had the tubing get caught on things
before and it didn't pull out. Unfortunately our insurance won't pay for
this site "extra," but we feel that it is worth it. If you pay full price
it's about $65 for a box of 100 of these dressings. Good luck!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy Simon" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:14 PM
Subject: [IPp] toddlers
> I was curious to hear from parents of toddlers that are on the pump. How
> are you keeping your toddler from pulling out the insertion sites or how
> do you keep them from playing with the pump. Jake is now 29 months and
> has recently become very aware of the pump. He has been pumping Minimed
> since he was 16 months old - with out any problems. He basically
> ignored it. We kept it in a pump pouch around his waste. Recently he
> has been taking the pump out of the pouch and playing with it. Of
> course it is locked and when we see him do this we always say NO firmly.
> But lately he is pulling at his insertion site - which is on his butt in
> his diaper. Last week he threw his pump into a toy box and we didn't
> know until his next meal when we were ready to give him insulin. Of
> course it took a while to search for it and find it. We were panicked.
> So, we put his pump in a small pack on his back where he can't see it.
> Today today he pulled his site out anyway without actually touching the
> pump. We didn't notice he pulled his site out until we changed his
> diaper and saw the site out of his skin. My fear is we are going to
> have to stop using the pump until we he understands more about diabetes
> and the pump. I really don't want to go back to shots if at all
> possible. Any suggestions?
> Joy Simon
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