Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Sensor Hunt!

Today was a double whammy for Miss Sydney. We had to change her site (where her insulin is delivered) AND we had to put her sensor or CGM back in. Usually this involves lots of tears and fights and it is not very pleasant. In order to help alleviate the pain of this day, we started hiding all the equipment and we send Syd on a "Sensor Hunt." She loves it. She loves searching for everything and then bringing it to us. Today was a big day, poke wise, and I decided to document it in pictures--surprise surprise. :-) I must admit, this has been one of the most positive site and sensor changing days ever! There were no tears with the sensor (from her or me)! She was happy and cooperative and she said the sensor didn't hurt...thanks to the wonderful numbing cream lydocaine. :-) Her site hurt a bit and she cried for a minute but nothing too dramatic. It was great! Hooray for a great site changing day!

I'm sure the sensor hunt is only a temporary fix. At some point she will realize if she doesn't actually find the stuff it draws out the time before it's inserted. She is a bright kid...I'm sure it won't be long. :-) But, for now, we will enjoy our successful and witty approach to a common Type 1 problem--the pain of site and sensor change days. Enjoy the pics!

~Hmmm where to start my hunt?


~Ah-ha! The sensor hiding by mom and dad's bed. Too easy!


~The CGM inserter~ Show those muscles. :-)


~The spoils of her Sensor Hunt.


~Showing the camera the big ole needle that just inserted her CGM--or sensor. (See no tears!)


~The inserted CGM.


~The new home for her insulin site...It gets a new home every 3 days.


~2 thumbs up for a successful change day!! Yay!

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh good girl Sydney!!! You are so brave. What a beautiful smile! :) Shamae, you are so lucky to only have to change every 3 days. We have to change Tristan every 2 days. :( At first we were doing the 3 day thing but they came to the conclusion that on the third day, his numbers were always higher so they made us switch to 2 days.

Keep up the great work guys! :)

Wendy said...

WOO HOO!!!! Way to go Team Sydney :)

Funny...we're watching Little Mermaid over here too!!!!

Becki Kress said...

LOL! Funny! And hooray for Sydney!! You go girl!!

tiburon said...

I know what a drag those sensors are. I feel for you!

The Lane Family said...

What an amazing little girl!!! I like how she went for a hunt to find her equipment that was cute!! Way to go Sydney

Erin said...

Smart of you to make it a game. I would just pretend like I can't find it. I am sure she will figure it out soon. What a brave little girl.

Wortham Family said...

everytime i see this pictures i just want to cry it's so sad to see what she has to go through what a tought little girl. I also wanted to let you guys know that we are moving to wy this friday. I hope we can see you guys one more time but if we can't it was so good to get to know you guys. I'm so greatfull we had a chance to learn from you guys wonderfull example and testimonies. hope you guys have a gonderfull day hope to see you soon
Blasi :)

ashycam said...

way to go Syd!

The Herrigs said...

Wow, my daughter is T1 and I love your idea of the hunt:) We are starting to think about getting her a CGM...do you like Sydney's? Kennedy was diagnosed in August of this year and is 3 years old.

Dawn said...

Very clever making it a game. . .