Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our First 48 Hours

It’s been about 48 hours since T-Bear started pumping, and it’s going really, really well. Our first night, there were no real problems overnight (we were checking BG every two hours). We did a couple of ½ corrections early on, and a glass of milk around 4:00 am to bring him up a little. By the time T-Bear and I finished our breakfast burritos in bed, I was ready for a nap. We hung out at home, laid low most of the day, and did frequent BG checks. Had dinner with neighbors to celebrate Cindo de Mayo, during which T-Bear mostly grazed and I stacked insulin to keep up…a little too easy with the pump, I have to admit.

We only checked every four hours last night, and he stayed pretty much on target. I faxed numbers to the Endo and chatted with one of the CDE’s; no changes to his settings at this point. Another quiet day at home, and T-Bear handled his own BG check and bolus for lunch (with me looking over his shoulder). Wasn’t THAT a cool moment?!?

We’ve got friends coming to hang out this afternoon, and Papa Bear returns home tonight. Tomorrow will be our first "pumped outing” – a birthday party at a mini-golf place. With PDM in hand and Pod on butt, it’s gonna be a comparative breeze…


  1. That must be so freeing for you all!

  2. Sounds like a HUGE success to me! I'm so happy that all is going smoothly, and that your hubby will be home. All will be right with the world. :)