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!
21 hours ago