Sunday, April 10, 2011
not just sticks but stickers!!
We always talk about how hard it is having to pierce our child's skin to test blood sugars multiple times a day, how we have to insert pump sites and cgm sensors under their skin, how brave they are to endure all this. What we never talk about is how this is actually the easy part. Getting those dang things off, now THAT is the hard part. Every couple days, we have to peel off the IV 3000 and unstick the pump infusion sites. Those suckers stick like crazy! I cringe thinking about those delicate little hairs getting pulled. This is the most painful part of the process. I usually use Unisolve to get them off....works great for the Dex sensor but makes the IV 3000 a globby mess and doesn't quite get under the Contact Detaches or the Inset 30s to dissolve the adhesive. So our whoas do not stop with sticking our child with lancets, needles, and cannulas but with removing these stickers too.