We took a video so her could show her away-family members what an insulin pump is all about, and for the the CWD's within the DOC how she loves podding!
Things I noticed after watching the video
~ Ellie's hands are dirty when she is removing the old pod (you can see where she was blending a pencil drawing by the mark the side of her hand.) I can assure you she washed them thoroughly when the video 'breaks' for the first time.
~ I used a vegetable oil soaked cotton swab to loosen the adhesive on the old pod. I know this is probably not the recommended procedure, but it was what we had on hand. I let it 'soak' for about 15 minutes and as you can see it came off pretty easily.
~ Ellie does not normally wear her t-shirts all tight and pulled back above the midriff. This was for easy viewing of the pod change.
~ I did not instruct Ellie to swab the top of the saline bottle with an alcohol pad before inserting the needle. Naughty. I will do better next time!
~ I did not instruct Ellie to pinch up the skin while inserting the new pod. I forgot! Maybe this is why she flinched. I think pinching the skin up before insertion ensures the needle and cannula go into fat, not muscle. Correct me if I am wrong!
~ Any thing else? Do any of you 'podders' have any tips or suggestions for next time? We will do one more pod change before we return the trial pump back to the Endocrinologist. They will need a week to process insurance and then we will have a bright, shiny Omnipod insulin pump of our very own. Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!