Well, we did it. Nate is now officially on the OmniPod Insulin pump. Yea Nate!
He wore the the OmniPod all weekend filled with saline so that I could get comfortable bolusing for all his meals and he could get used to wearing the device. Personally, I think we both did great!
Yesterday we met Jessica and family downtown at CMC to get this pumping started. Nate and Liam both tolerated their site changes and Jessica and I both passed the pump test with flying colors. Can I just say 1 more time how awesome it is to be going through this with Jessica and Liam? AWESOME.
I decided to place Nate's pod on his bum and cover it with IV3000. Unfortunately, the major blow out that he has after dinner required a bio-hazard suit and a site change! Good Grief! So, lesson learned - - - Wait for bum sites until after potty training or invest in a lot more IV3000. After the blow out I moved the pod to his arm and he is doing quite well with it there.
All in all Day 1 went pretty well (except for the bio-hazard incident). Nate's basal rate is set at 0.15 units from 12a-12a so he experienced some highs yesterday but no ketones. We noted the high times and will make the necessary modifications today.
I stayed up most of the night to check his bg and watch him breathe. He was high at midnight so I made a correction, he was in good range at 3:00 AM but was low by 6:00 AM so we definitely have some tweaking to do. We will get there. One day at a time.
I am hoping that pumping makes things better for Nate. I am hoping that we made the right decision. I am hoping that this will help Nate live a very long life. Most of all I am hoping for a cure!
Emma and Sophie are also hoping for a cure for their sweet baby brother!