Well, DS has done ok (for him) with the pump start. He did great at the local water park, keeping the pump on even in the pool. However, he lost his site in the lazy river and that's when the trouble started. He was only on sterile water, so we waited until we got home to put in a new site. That took a while, he kept saying the new site hurt, so we pulled it and tried another. He fell asleep and all was well overnight. This morning he started complaining about the tubing - that was a surprise to me as I didn't think that would be a problem. He had tried the omnipod and hated it - too large and the adhesive made his skin red and itchy. When he tried an infusion set, he had no problem. So I thought the tubing was working fine for him. He has other issues, and those are playing into this - anxiety, sensory problems, etc. So this morning, he decides he would rather just stick with shots. He's only been pumping for three days at this point I say it's his body and he can choose, but he can see I'm sad at the loss of a way to better control his D. Especially after all the trouble it took to get the pump - three days does not make a good pump test! (he won't give himself a shot if I'm not around when he eats, so he goes high until I get home, we can only bolus in .5 unit increments with needles, etc) So we came to a compromise that I hope will work for us. He is going untethered. I put insulin in the pump before supper tonight so he is no longer getting water as a pump bolus then insulin in a needle and I can give smaller increments. We have his basal set at 0 and are giving him his Levemir as normal. I'll call the endo Monday to let them know how we are doing it, and I hope they will support us. I don't know if they support the untethered protocol or not, but at least for now, that seems to be the way we will be doing it. He doesn't have to wear the pump, just attach it for boluses, then take it back off - that makes him happy. The smaller increments for bolusing, ability to use the ping remote as a logbook, and even knowing we won't have to worry about ketones since we are using Levemir make me happy. Anyone else out there with special needs kids that have tips on helping him pump?