We had our first pump class on Monday. It was a little stressful when our little guy decided at the class that he was, under no circumstances, going to try an infusion set. We had been able to get him to try one a couple of months ago, but now that things were live, he was having a change of heart. The spring-loaded applicator was causing him some concern. It wasn't until after the first class, when our nurse showed him the infusion set with the metal applicator that can be inserted by just pushing into the skin that he was game. While it was uncomfortable for a bit, he did well for 48 hours. Tonite after the bath, my wife and I did our first change. Made sure the skin was clean, and the reservoir change went seemingly smoothly (good thing, though, that it's saline for the first week). Our little guy happily went off to his room to draw a picture of his new pump. We came around a couple of minutes later to give him a finger poke, and his Levemir for the night. Something must have moved, and his infusion set pulled out. He tried to poke it back in, and ended up stabbing himself multiple times. I haven't seen him cry like that for a long time. For the first time since diagnosis (about 14 months) he pleaded that we take his diabetes away. He said that he wants so badly to be like the other boys. I found with our older son, that age 7 was a real coming of age year, where there is a different understanding of their place in the world. Needless to say, he doesn't want to do the pump. We opted to give him a break for the night, and we'll try another infusion set tomorrow. What a sad night... It's only been a few days, and our feelings are mixed. Do we get used to the tubes? Is the end result that he will ultimately feel more "normal" with the pump than without? I had read that there is a transition period. I guess I had been hoping that the pump would have made it all go back to normal, but it's a little like we are being diagnosed again. I suppose that he can opt to do the pump later. We do want to give it the proper try. We have had a very hard time keeping his numbers in check, and we were hoping that the better control with dosing on the pump would help. I have been a longtime lurker of this site. I review it daily, and it has really normalized a lot of this for me - knowing that there are so many others like my family. Father to a son, diagnosed in February 2013 when he was six. We had been on NPH/Rapid/Levemir (no nurses at public school and no dosing from the school here in Canada) and are transitioning to the Metronic Veo.