We took a break from pumping. I was so distressed about this. I thought I was doing such a huge disservice to Lily by taking her off of the latest and greatest technology. First we lost Dex and then the Omnipod. I have to say though...I am so happy we gave this to her. So happy. She is so happy.
I honestly cannot imagine what it would be like to have to wear something attached to your body every single second of every single day. The burden has got to be unreal. She has such a sense of freedom about her right now. She is so interested in the insulin pen and has been learning how to change the needles, prime it, twist the dial to the correct dose, etc. I know this will pass too and she will become bored with it and probably go back to pumping. And I will go with the flow. She has to have some sort of say in her body, I think. This is all just the opinion of one mommy of a type 1. I do what is best for US and US alone.
I am hoping that maybe she feels a little less different without having her "gadgets" screaming to people that she has something medical going on. Who knows. I am just happy to have given her the opportunity to have our version of a break.
And you can tell from this beautiful look on her face that she is all the happier for it! OH...and I mastered Mexican food tonight. She was 267 at dinner, gave her 3.5 units to cover 50 grams and she went to bed two hours later with a postprandial number of 124. Wahoo!