Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Calling All The Endos, Calling All The Endos...
As the week ticked on, so did our supply box of infusion sets. While a box of ten infusion sets would normally be enough to last a month, our teen aged daughter also had an active week which included multiple sleepovers and tons of swimming pool time. Her normally sticky sites proved not to be so sticky and before we both realized, our stock had dwindled down. Suddenly, we were staring at the last infusion site in the box.
I wanted to cry. Feeling my stress, oldest daughter DID cry. And for a second time in a row, I wanted to question my sanity as to why I thought switching insulin pump brands was a good idea.
With kindness from our t1d friends, a few offered us help with supplies to get by until our next shipment. Thank goodness for the DOC because without them, we would surely flounder.
However this isn't the way that I feel most comfortable. I am the girl that loves nothing more than a plan and a routine. The last few weeks have been more than rough on my needs. Nothing like flying by the seat of your supply pants.
I even attempted an online order for a cartridge product that allows infusion sites from Animas to work with Medtronic in an effort to use what we already have. My thought was that if our endo group was going to wait, maybe I could take care of the supply problem myself.
Efforts were thwarted with that idea because on Monday, I received a call telling me that the online company needed a script in order to send them. Sigh. Nothing I could do on my own.
And maybe that is another reminder of why it is so important to have such a great team around us at all times.