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RE: [IPk] A weight has been lifted!



Hi Barbara


What can I say but well done and hope everything goes well.  Best wishes to
Danielle.

Maybe soon I will be able to repeat this story with Sasha.


Jackie
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>
> Hello everyone
>
> I know most of you know that Danielle has had insulin connected
> to her pump
> today at hospital and you are probably waiting to hear how things
> have gone.
> Well, I can't find words to describe how we feel.  The only way I can
> describe it is that when I got rushed into hospital in agony earlier this
> year and was eventually given morphine, the rush and relief of pain was
> fantastic and I could close my eyes and rest for a moment.  Those
> of you with
> children on pumps will know what I mean.  Honestly, it's true!
>
> We were at the hospital for 3 1/2 hours and all the DSNs were
> present, the
> consultant and two of his students.  The doctor asked me to sit
> at his desk
> and I showed everyone how to fill the reservoir and attach everything to
> Danielle who was standing posing next to the desk!  I wasn't expecting so
> many people who wanted to see the pump and learn about it.
> (Danielle is the
> first in the area).  I can tell you that my hands were shaking
> just a bit).
>
> I promised Danielle a present so we went toy shopping and home.
> I got home
> later than I wanted, rushed into the kitchen, said "Danielle,
> will you have a
> sausage sandwich and yoghurt or penguin biscuit?".  The pump
> nurse was due to
> ring me to get the blood sugar results and tell me what to bolus
> for her tea,
> so I was in a sort of panic.  I quickly added up the carbohydrate and
> bolused.  I asked Danielle "How does it feel to be able to sit
> down and eat
> without having your injection first?" and she laughed "Great Mum.
>  I don't
> feel diabetic any more."
>
> What more can I say?
>
> Lots of love
> Barbara (D for 29 yrs, non-pumper)
> Mum to Danielle (D since Aug 2001, new pumper)
> loads more in family.....
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