We had our very first gusher during site change last night.
What is a gusher? Well, the online dictionary would define it as
Recently site changes have been a wonderful experience, well not wonderful but 1000 X's better now that we have made the switch to the Mio sets. Cara is comfortable, she in not freaked out at all and there is very little crying and NO more screaming. Site changes are so MUCH easier and less stressful. I'm just hoping what happened last night does not change that.
Last night we hit "oil" ok not oil but we did have a gusher. All I have to say is thank goodness other PWDs have shared their gusher experiences or I would have been totally freaking out right along side of Cara.
I was sitting on the couch and the second I pulled the site a great big drop of blood began to get bigger and bigger and bigger. As soon as I saw it I said to my husband "I think we have a gusher go get a paper towel". He slowly got up from his side of the couch and I began to yell "HELLO...I NEED SOMETHING NOW" My husband really had NO idea what a gusher was and why I was in such a hurry. As he quickly (slow as hell) ran for a paper towel the blood began to run down Cara's bum onto the back of her pants. I could not believe that amount of blood and the speed at which it was spilling out of the little area that once Cara's site was.
Once I had the paper towel in hand I folded it up 3 X's the blood just soaked it's way through it so quickly I really began to panic. Poor Cara had no idea why she was bleeding as many of your know blood is not usually a part of site change. As she became more anxious I told her it will only stop bleeding if you settle down. If your heart is beating fast your blood will pump more and more blood will come out. As she placed her hand on her heart she looked at me and said "I really hate diabetes".
The bleeding did stop, we placed a band-aid on the spot and she cuddled with her dad for about 30 minutes until she was ready to go to bed.
Almost 3 years living with diabetes and we are still running into new adventures...Boy-O-Boy when will the fun stop ;)
The aftermath of the gusher.