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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Eli's Endo Appointment - We have BIG news!

Today was Elijah's 3 month check for his Type 1 Diabetes. We had a great visit and some of the things were were worrying over are now a thing of the past but of course there are new things to change as is the case daily with this disease.

BUT Elijah is getting an insulin PUMP!

We have batted the idea around for years, five years to be exact and we just didn't like any of the options that we had in insulin pumping. We went from syringes to pens and today we were introduced to a NEATO pump.

It is remote controlled which is so an Eliman pump. :) And the blood sugar meter is combined with the remote insulin injector.

He will wear a little "pod" on any part of his body that he chooses for 3 days in a row and then switch it out for a new one. The insulin is inside of it and will be injected into him via the little tube that is inside of him. The other pumps we looked at were attached to the meter with long tubing that you threaded yourself. This one does it all itself without the hassle.

We are so super excited. I can't wait for it to be normal and the learning all done. I can't wait for his sugars to normalize after the switch. I am a little nervous because he will not be on 2 insulins anymore...but just a fast acting one.

Wish up luck!

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The photos are of Eli wearing the demo in order to get used to the feel and idea of it being on him full time. He is super excited because this makes him more independant and now maybe his friends mothers and our relatives won't mind having him over without us. He has had to miss out on so much because of his invisible cord attaching him to me. *sigh* I am very pleased for him. :) I look forward to seeing his world open up. :)

7 comments:

Motherbird said...

Yay! Good news!

Rhonda said...

Well would you look at that! I am so happy that they introduced him to something that he is capable of doing himself. I bet he will feel like such a big boy now! This is such wonderful news!

heather said...

wow-that is amazing..Love you big man :)!!

Sherri said...

That's amazing!!! I am so happy for him!

Melissa said...

Yay! I know the pumps can make all the difference in the world for the kids who get them. I used to teach a girl who had one, and she said it was the best thing she'd ever had happen to her since being diagnosed with diabetes in the first place! Happy learning!

Butter said...

Awesome! He looks so excited.

Michelle said...

Wow. I have never heard of that before. Congrats to the little one.