Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pumping Saline- Day 3

Today has been a GREAT day!

Busch Gardens opened for seasons pass holders and we took the girls. The new Sesame Street part will not be open until April 3rd but they had the characters out for a Meet-n-Greet. When Kayleigh was little, she had a pure love for Elmo. Her room was done in Elmo, she carried Elmo everywhere she went, and she was one of the first to get the Tickle-Me-Elmo before it hit the sold out craze at Christmas that year (her bday is in Sept). Even at 14yrs old, she still has a small place in her heart for Elmo :) We made our way through the crowd and headed for the rides. They love all the rides and I knew Herbie would pose some new challenges since this would be Kacey's first time riding the rides attatched. Our first stop...Kacey's favorite roller coaster, Loch Ness Monster. I don't like coasters and so I was running down my list to her... "Be sure you secure your pump. Don't open your pack. Sissy will help you in your seat. Make sure the bar locks." (lol!) She finally says "Mom, I'll be fine!" and off they went. I met them at the end of the ride and she came off with a smile. She said "I sat down and just turned my pump pack and I was ok Mom!" (whew!) The more rides we rode, I was amazed at how she just adjusted Herbie to how she was sitting. At lunch, we sat down to eat and she pulled her pump out, counted her carbs, dosed on the pump and then asked me what was taking me so long? Haha! She had a chance to show Herbie off to her cousin, Whitney. Whitneys response, "Wow Kacey, thats really cool!" Cool? LOL! Wonder if thats what all the kids are gonna think? I'm thrilled with Kacey's numbers today! All of them have been between 80-130! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

Tomorrow is site change day and cartridge fill/change. This will be my first time doing her site unassisted. Kacey is starting to get a little nervous because Kristen won't be here to hold her hand. *sigh* I told her I can't promise it won't hurt but I will promise that I will take my time and be as easy as I could.


Amy said...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome day!

:) Tracie said...

It's almost Tuesday!! You're going to love the real deal! I'm glad to hear things are going well. If the site's get too painful to do, use a numbing cream. We do, but mostly for her peace of mind (though I think she can handle it, she just doesn't want to). We use LIDOCAINE/PRILOCAINE CREAM 2.5%-2.5% and after a bath we put it on and when it itches a little we know it's time, and she doesn't feel a thing. I think anything that helps make things a little easier is worth it for her.
Can't wait to hear how things go after tomorrow!

Shamae (Ghost written by Loren her hubby) said...

Good luck tomorrow Kacey! I've never had a site inserted to know how it feels but Sydney said it hurts just a little. I think, like shots, they will just get used to them. Does your pump come with a continuous glucose monitor? Syd has the minimed pump with the CGM and that is a big needle. We use the numbing cream when we insert that and Syd can't even feel it. Anyway best of luck to you! Welcome to the pumping world!

Jill said...

Thanks Amy!! :)

Tracie~ I am going to ask when we go tomorrow. I felt horrible for having to stick her again this morning but we used ice and it sorta psyched her mind up to think she wouldn't feel anything.

Hi Shamae! Welcome to my blog :) I added your blog to my blogroll. I did try putting a site in when we went to the pump class so I know how it feels and I know how sore it can get if the tubing gets snagged but I dont know how it feels to have a bad site and I can only imagine the pain :( We're not ready for the CGM just yet. Kacey has only been on her pump since last Friday. She's on a Cozmo :) I'm going to ask for the numbing cream tomorrow. At least she can gain some confidence (and I can too!) instead of tensing up so bad before the change. Thanks for posting and I'm gonna pop over to your blog and read :)