You are a brave mom. You have been managing quite a load with a son with diabetes, taking on a new dog, and grieving the possible passing of Pippin.
I have had Type I diabetes for 45 years and raised two children with this condition. It was hard, but both of my children have survived many challenging diabetic lows and crazy-mom episodes. They have been totally forgiving and loving throughout all. Your child will appreciate all your efforts someday.
Appreciate any help your mom (or others) can give you. You don't have to do it all.
I wish I could get a puppy while I have this dog but she is a bully to other dogs. When my dog was about 4 lbs she bit a dog the size of an adult shephard on the nose. She is now 7 lbs. She is also very old and is on heart medicine. The vet has told us that she needs lead a stress free life. A new puppy right now would not be a good idea.
Hi Kirsten, I have a question for you, my daughter (11) uses the pod & we use a large tegaderm over the entire pod. I'm interested in using just a strip at the catheter end like you mentioned. Is the mastisol difficult to get off at pod change time? Also, when you use mastisol & the tegaderm strip like you mentioned, does your son ever have the problem of hitting the pod enough so that the pod itself separates from the fabric underneath?? We had this problem which is why we went with the full size tegaderm. Thanks for any help.
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