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RE: [IPk] Re: Charlie's pump

Hi Barbara

When you insert the needle do you just do it very quick?  How long is the
needle and do you use Emla?  have you tried any other sorts of sets or are
these the ones that you prefer.

Mum of Sasha aged 8 injections 4 -6 a day

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Heather Bowler
> Sent: 26 October 2002 23:33
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Charlie's pump
> Hello Barbara,
> Have you/Jill decided which infusion set Danielle is going to
> use?  Have you
> not tried the set yourself? If not, on the day, Let Jill insert
> one on you
> first. I can assure you it will not hurt and then you and Danielle should
> have more confidence that wearing the pump is not a compromise. Jill did
> initially use the Sil-Serter on Sam. He reacted to the noise, just a
> clicking sound, and was quite apprehensive. I'd also heard from
> Andrew Dysch
> that they were manually inserting the set so we ditched the idea of using
> the Sil-Serter. Although, I too, was apprehensive about the needle on the
> Silhouette and it took me some time to get used to the idea of
> sticking that
> needle into my young son, knowing that it genuinely didn't hurt
> him and that
> he really does not bother about having the set changed has made
> me feel much
> happier. It's just something different and the apprehension is far worse
> than the reality.
> I'll be thinking of you on Monday. I really do hope it goes well. Be
> positive - you are making a positive decision to improve on life for
> Danielle and yourselves.
> With very best wishes,
> Heather (Bowler!)
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