OMG, I feel so awful right now. I just did my first site change. Alone. (hubby is out of town). And what did I forget to do? Take the tape off of the set! So I injected it WITH THE TAPE ON! And was surprised when it didn't stick! So I had to do it again. And he cried...oh well. This will become second nature at some point, right? ;)
He's happily eating a popsicle now. I feel so bad for hurting him. He cried and I kept apologizing and he finally was like, "Mom. It's OK. Stop saying that." But it's still not fair that I have to do it to him in the first place.
So far so good with the pump! I just love the freedom we have. We did basal testing on Saturday night and I think his basal rate is good. My little carb-a-holic refused to eat anything without carbs on Sunday morning, so he fasted until noon! But...then he wound up with a 101.5 fever. He ate...I bolused...and 2 hours later we ended up with a 465 blood sugar. I corrected and brought it down, but he's still not feeling well and his BG was in the 200's all night long.
I kept him home from school today and I'm still trying to get his BG down. Maybe the site change will help? Who knows.
I do know that I am so glad we are pumping. I know that for *us* and our busy, on-the-go lifestyle it was the right thing to do now. He is THRILLED that he can eat without a shot. I can leave the house without being afraid that we forgot needles or insulin...because he's got everything on board already! I love that I'm not afraid of stacking his insulin anymore with the lovely IOB feature. Especially since we're dealing with some stubborn highs right now.
He has taken to wearing the pump without missing a beat. I have a variety of pump packs for him to wear and sleeping with it hasn't been an issue at all.
So far, so good!
** Edited to say that the site change HAS helped. He was laying by the fireplace a lot this weekend...I wonder if the heat from that made the insulin in his pump bad? Because he hasn't had a fever all day so far. And now his numbers are totally normal, 1 hour after the site change. Hmmm.