Friday, January 7, 2011
We are pumping!
Just a quick post to say....we are pumping!!
Here's a pic of Adam right after we got him all hooked up and bolused him for his "bribery Starbursts." :)
I first want to thank ALL of you who have commented the last few days. You have given me the strength to know that WE CAN DO THIS, even if we are flying by the seat of our pants. Every comment means so much to me and I am so, so lucky to have the DOC.
Adam did awesome. We had a 3 hour appointment with our CDE and he was a trooper. I got an infusion set inserted and wow...it didn't hurt at all! Then Adam wanted to try one on Jason and "push the button" so he got to do that. Then it was Adam's turn. He cried...was scared of the unknown and wanted to see the needle. In the middle of his crying on and on (I think most of it was kind of fake) I inserted the Inset and he stopped mid-cry and said, "Oh. Dat didn't hurt at all." Then he smiled.
I was so worried about the pain and I agonized over getting some EMLA, but in the end, I'm glad I didn't - he didn't need it (I think a lot of it has to do with his personality type) and when we bolused him for his "bribery Starburst" he was so excited! And then before we knew it, he was telling everyone we saw that he doesn't need needles anymore, Mommy just pushes buttons and I get my insulin!
I am relieved. I still don't know everything about the pump, and I still don't know everything about diabetes (will I ever??) but I am happy to have this hurdle past us. We are moving on with our "new" life as PUMPERS!