Monday, April 26, 2010
Who feels like this?
Just finished training on the OmniPod all afternoon and my head is swimming, but in a full-of-knowledge kind of way. It only hurts a little :0)
Our trainer came and spend 3 hours with us and the school nurse (shout out to the school nurse who is a rockstar!) and we programmed, set basals, went with carb ratios that are too high I think and set the rest of the Pod to go. Our gal Grace came home at 3:15 from school and at 3:45 she was wearing her first OmniPod full of insulin. Got bolused for a cookie at 3:50 and we were good to go. She chose her upper backside area to place the Pod.
Hung onto Daddy while I did the insertion, heard the 'click' of the automatic insertion and cried.
For all of one minute. I am serious, the girl is a trooper.
Dried those tears, gave her a high five for being so brave and cool and then she asked to call her neighbor friend.
Went to their house for an hour and was home by 5:30 for dinner.
I gotta wake up at 10 pm, 12 am, 3 am and 6 am to check her basal rates.
I feel like I have a newborn who weighs 60 pounds.
All is well.
I think I can actually do this.
I see the smile on Grace's face, getting through it all, and know I can.
Rock on everyone.
Posted by Penny at 8:39 PM