Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another alarm? Seriously?!

OK, so there's something you should know right off the bat.

My favorite word right now is 'seriously.'

It's a word that can be used in just about any situation:

The girls are doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing  "Seriously?!"

The laundry didn't make it into the dryer and there's no clean underwear  "Seriously?!"

The car won't start, again "Seriously?!?!"

I've filled up my coffee card without realizing it and get a free latte'  "Seriously!"

I get a text from the school secretary "Disarming pod. Beeping"  "SERIOUSLY?!?!"

This is the second time in two weeks I've been at the school, left, only to have to go back to change a pod.  (Bean uses the OmniPod insulin pump.)  This is the sixth, count them: one, two, three, four, five, six! seriously! the sixth pod that has alarmed in the past twenty seven days.  That's one each week and this week there's been two; one of which was at 4:30 in the morning.  Seriously?!

So, back to school I go.  Old pod off, new pod on...thankfully there was enough insulin the vial she had with her.  Pod change day was supposed to be tomorrow and we were going to start a new vial...guess that will wait, let's hope, three days.  Seriously!

I wouldn't trade the OmniPod for the MDI (multiple daily injections) Bean used to do.  There's a freedom that came with the pod that was amazing. Her numbers are's been a process and still is a process, but they are better.  Although she was able to do her own injections with a pen, it's way easier for her to push the buttons on the PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager that controls the pod).  Plus, with the situation at her school (another post for another time! don't get me started on it now, seriously!) it allows for me to not have to be there for her lunch and snack doses.  That was challenging for the first couple of months of school with a crazy two year old.  Seriously!

So, I'll be calling OmniPod yet again to report the alarm code.  I don't mind talking to them.  Everyone is always quite pleasant to talk to.  But, seriously, I'm getting tired of talking to them this often!


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