Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nurse Educator called....

This will be a quick one....as we are headin' out the door.

The N.E. called me back this morning and said we probably hit a surface capillary, but it shouldn't be a problem. She told us to continue with the trial and take off the pump tomorrow or Saturday. She said there might be more blood released when we take it off, and he'll probably need a band-aide on it after it comes off. She said it happens more when there isn't anything flowing in the tube.

Last night I had visions of waking up this morning and seeing the reservoir filled with blood, like when they draw blood at the doc's office!!!:-) However, this morning, there was only a bit more and most of it was dried up...so I wasn't as concerned as I was last night.

I'm not sure if this is a good thing, but J.J.'s been using the pump for a cell phone!!! He pushes the buttons and pretends to call people. I told him he won't be able to do that with the real one. As I'm saying that to him I am really hoping there is some sort of child proof lock on those keys.....I can just see him giving himself too much insulin or turning the thing off.

Gotta run......

4 comments:

Shannon said...

I don't know about your pump, but the Cozmo that my son uses has a lock code. Just make sure no one says it out loud.

Another thing to look into is a pump pack harness that can be worn under his shirt and where he can't reach it!!

Either Animas or Minimed sells it on their website. It's what Brendon used for years and he never complained about wearing it.

Also, the belted pump packs have the holes in the zipper pulls where you can place a luggage lock through it. We went that route as well and it worked out fine.

Penny said...

Animas pumps lock also.

Robert said...

My current Minimed has a lock feature, and I think my previous version did too.

Just to be safe you might want to get some extra tissue when you remove the site. The first time I noticed blood in a canula I freaked out and called Minimed. They said it was normal, but since I was using it for insulin I needed to do a site change.

The guy I talked to just said to remove the site that that it might just bleed a little. It bled a little more than I expected. I just needed to cover it up and apply pressure for a few minutes. The blood caught me off guard. Now I have some gauze or tissue on hand any time I remove a site just to be extra careful.

Donna said...

My Medtronic has a lock feature on it but for the life of me, I can't remember how to do it. I used to lock it all the time for fear of accidentally pusing the keys & messing things up. Then I finally got comfortable enough with it to realize that I had to really push the buttons hard so I don't worry about it anymore. But I'm not using mine as a cellphone like JJ is. (It's kind of cute that he's so comfortable with it, but I know it's not a good thing for him to push the buttons when he goes "live" with it.) You might want to think about getting one of those harness things that Shannon mentioned. They sound like a good idea for a curious kid.

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