It was that time again today… Time to change Eden’s pump site and refill the insulin stored in her pump. (you can read more about it here)
2 days goes by SO QUICKLY….
Eden doesn’t like it – she casually said, I don’t like my pump then followed by I don’t like shots either..
Sorry kid – it’s one or the other to stay alive
In solidarity I offered to put in a pump site too.. D-dad and I have done it before, but it was a long time ago when she first got connected to her pump.
As I stared down at my exposed belly getting ready to insert the big needle into myself – I couldn’t do it. I pinched the skin, counted to 3 at least 5 times but was unable to actually jab myself.
Something I do to Eden EVERY 2 DAYS –
need her to be able to do on her own…
and I couldn’t do it!
In the end I used an inserting device – basically you attach the site (with needle) to a spring loaded device and harpoon yourself with it.
Not fun – didn’t hurt that badly, but I can definitely understand why she is not ready to do this herself yet!!
So – for the next 2 days I will have a pump site in my belly and the tubing tucked into a pocket..
Eden thinks I should tie a rock to it and carry that around with me too… 😉
I opted for an old remote..
- I wonder how many times I will snag the tubing on a door handle and rip it out?
- How it will be sleeping with it?
- Going to the bathroom?