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Re: [IPp] Silhouette versus other sites, numbing cream

 My daughter didn't start pumping until she was 6. She hated the silhouette. We
now use the quick sets. She told us that you can't even feel it going in. At
least try them, she may like them better. We never used Emla for site changes or
shots, but it doesn't hurt to. Do what ever she feels comfortable with. Emla
works best if left on more than 1 hour, but not too much longer. We usually, for
her steroid shots, leave it for 1.5 - 2 hours. That needle is soooo thick, that
even with the emla she said it hurts.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Date:  Mon, 6 Oct 2003 11:47:06 -0800

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>> Hello,
>> Sorry to have so many questions, but this is all so new to me.  Do
>> most people with young (under age 5) pumpers use the silhouette or
>> its equivalent?  My husband thought about trying other sites that
>> are injected in at a 90 degree angle because he thought changing the
>> site would be less traumatic, but I have heard that the silhouette
>> is the best for small children and those that are extremely slender.
>> Do many of you use numbing cream?  We have used it twice.  Once it
>> worked beautifully... she didn't even know I had insert the site. 
>> The other time, she screamed with pain. 
>Too deep!
>> Do many people buy this
>> stuff, as it is quite expensive?  Do you find it works well?  What
>> are alternatives people have found that work well (like icing it)?
>Lily uses ice. 
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