We had a first yesterday with a site change. Logan has been pumping for a little over a year. I told him to get the supplies ready and swab the new spot for his site. Instead he comes in and says he put Emla on and was going to try to do the site himself.
He wouldn't let me be in the room but once he was finished he showed me his work. We use Inset 30s and the site was almost horizontal under his skin but I let it go. It worked beautifully until bedtime when it was obvious that it was trying to come out. Logan changed it again using numbing cream and making me leave the room. He was too nervous to have me watch. Checked it out and it looked great.
Today while his dad and I were 1.5 hours away from school he calls because his site came completely out and he had trace/small ketones. That's never happened before (site problem). So here we are too far away to help and no one else has ever done a site change but us so we tell him that he is going to have to do it himself without Emla. School nurse has never been shown how to do it and he wouldn't let her anyway. He started crying on the phone and I was feeling like the world's worst mom at that point because there is nothing I can do to help him.
We get off the phone and he calls back not five minutes later and says "I did it".
Got home and figured out that when he put the second site in last night he didn't scrub the Emla off. That's the only explanation I can come up with as to why the site fell off.
I am so proud of him!
Wife to Mike
Mom to Logan 15, dx 8/6/06 Blue Ping
Connor, 13, Non-D
Jason, 6, Non-D
Leah,, 3, Non-D
Eric, 4 months, Non-D