Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lydia and her Pod

We woke up at 4 am on Friday and hit the road to Birmingham to attend a class on Insulin Pumps. We have literature on three different pumps, so we are now researching and trying to decide which one will be the best fit for Lydia and our family.
Lydia is so glad to be out of class and ready to eat!

W and L sleeping good on the way home!
One of the insulin pumps we are looking into is OmniPod. We were sent home with a Demo Kit that includes a Demo Pod for her to wear for three days. This morning,  I stuck it on her to let the trial begin. We headed to a gymanastics birthday party with lots of tumbling, jumping, falling and running... What a great way to see if it'll stick and stay in place.

Pod is on her right leg and you only know because I'm telling you! :)
 I've had a lot of anxiety about this whole pump business until today. Anxiety from having to start over, would it be harder, would she wear it and the list goes on. Well, it all went away around 11:30 this morning while she was eating cake and ice cream with her friends. I had her insulin and syringe ready for action because she was inhaling carbs like crazy and it was close to noon. Knowing that her Demo Pod didn't have insulin in it, it hit me. If that pod on her leg was working and the real deal, then I would simply give her a "bolus" of insulin from across the room using a wireless remote, while she continued to giggle with friends and eat her cake. How cool is that?
She's with her sweet friend, Emma King Armstrong
(which I love because her daddy was one of my best friends growing up)

 My sweet Lydia will get insulin throughout the day and at meals and not even know she's getting it. Sounds like a dream come true to me! I cannot wait.

Check it out. There's no tubes or wires- it just sticks on you

So, back to the Pod. It stayed on without any trouble during the party and the rest of the day today. It even survived her bath with Dantzler and that is a serious splash party. She will wear it for three days to see how she likes it and make sure it's comfortable for her. Again, this is just one of the three that we are  trying. Check out if you are interested. It is super cool!

She doesn't even seem to notice it Pump Number 1- check!


  1. WOW!!! That is SO amazing! I mean - wow. We ate dinner tonight with a friend who has diabetes. She whipped out her syringe, dosed it, and gave herself a shot in no time and that got us talking about what it was like when she was a child. WOW. It has come a long way. I still can't believe the pod survived the tub. I can't wait to hear more. Y'all are amazing!!! I am so excited for y'all - and the wireless remote!? Quite frankly, I'm speechless! Rock it Lydia!

  2. Such WONDERFUL news!!! I checked out myomnipod. Wow, it sounds like that little thing is fantastic. There is a story about another 3 year old who was diagnosed at 20 months. Sounds like it has done wonders for them with their picky little eater and has really seemed to level out and they aren't having the high/low's like they were experiencing before. I can't wait to catch up with you and hear how she did for the remainder of the 3 day trial. So happy for our sweet Lydia. I know you and Will are feeling a bit of a relief just getting a taste of what having this little device might do. What a blessing!

  3. This is so encouraging! Lydia, I like your new pump and also your gymnastic moves!
    Love you,
    Bea Bea