Monday, November 10, 2008
J.J.'s sites are really itching him. They don't seem to be infected as it's not at the site of the cannula but the area around, where the adhesive sticks. After talking to the CDE last week, she told me to call Medtronic to have them send out barrier samples.
I called Medtronic late Saturday night. They were extremely helpful & helped me troubleshoot for about 20 minutes. We're thinking J.J. is allergic to a chemical in the infusion set adhesive. Told me they would send me out barrier samples. Little did I know they next day aired them!! About 9 am this morning the supplies arrived. Whoa....now that's service!!
However, I'm kind of wondering where to start and how am I to know if the product works with just ONE sample of each product? And what about the "tapes", like Tegaderm....do I have to cut a hole in it before I put the set on, or will the needle just penetrate the "film"?
Aye, aye, aye......so many NEW things to learn!