Last night was awesome! I got in the car with the HUGE box that said ANIMAS all over it and Justice knew what it was. "Mom, open it NOW!. Let me see NOW. Just pull over!". I couldn't, I didn't. So he was a bit grumpy on the way home. Whatever I knew once we got in the house and opened that box his whole mood would change!
To make things that much better, our Tummietote came the same day!! I couldn't believe it. He had no idea about that either.
The pictures will surely speak for themselves. But let me just say, Justice was BEYOND stoked about the Ping. We took everything out, looked at it. Watched the video, and wow! It's not only so high tech compared to the Spirit but it's so simple! We were in awe and in love right away. Waiting for the training is hard, cause I am so ready to just hook it up! But I like to know everything, so I am going to be patient.
Justice did tell his Spirit pump that he would miss him, and I know he will. As many issues as we had with basal settings and bubbles he has done a good job with us. Justice's average sugars went from 160-180, down to 120-150. So I thank him and say good bye. We are on to bigger and better things. I am so confident that with these new basals we are going to achieve even better control!
My husband, Justice, Synsyre and I are all so excited, did I say that already? Synsyre can't wait to play with Justice with the water guns, cause he knows this pump can handle it! YES!!
Some pics of my excited boy!
Now on to the Tummietote. OH MY GAAAWD! It is amazing. Now as soon as we put Dr. Doofenpump away for training, I let Justice open the next package, he was soo happy! He proceeded to put his Spirit in it and wow what a difference! It was soft against his site, no scratching, not bulky. He loved it. Slept with it and all.
|Sorry for shirtless action, he's a nut.|
|Sorry, I had to mention his poor site scars. He scars easily.|
Now this morning I told him take it off and lets get his school pack on. His school pack is a pump pack, and a "bag" that goes around his waist. The bag holds, glucose gel, glucose drink, tabs, meter, strips, lancing device and his cheat sheet on how many tabs to take. His nurses offices has EVERYTHING but we also have him carry this so no matter where he is he can treat a low. Bathroom, playground, hallway, where ever. Waiting for the nurse is not always safe especially dealing with lows. He has only had to use it once, but still we are all, Justice included, more comfortable with him having it. Today he decided, he didn't want to carry it. He wanted to use the Tummietote. I just kept thinking this isn't going to work! There's too much in here. But ok, here we go......
OMG!! It worked! I did put the tabs in his pocket for easier access but sure enough the Tummietote held: his pump, glucose gel, glucose drink, his cheat sheet, meter, strips and lancing device! Plus, it wasn't bulky, you couldn't see it and it was easily hidden under shirt. He was so happy, I almost cried.
Here is a pic of his Emergency bag he had....
Here's Justice (very cranky in the morning) with all the same stuff in his Tummietote!
I know he doesn't look thrilled but he is not up for a photo shoot at 7:30am before school. But I had to have the pics! LOL.
Anyway it was a great day yesterday!! We are now waiting for word on when the Animas trainer will meet with us, and for the shipping label from Accu Chek so we can return the Spirit. I can't wait till its all done and finalized!
Thanks everyone who has supported us, and for letting us know about this amazing pump and pump pack!!