I have already released the folded up seams of his track pants while the sleeves seem to be getting shorter and shorter. There is already a small pile of clothes that we brought with us which do not fit him anymore. They are waiting to be passed on to a younger cousin. Over the past few months, we have bought new jeans, new T shirts, new socks but I did not think of getting him new underpants.
Not until I saw an imprint of his insulin pump's tube on his skin!
Hmmmm, and I had it in writing too. The three monthly doctors visits revealed:
July 2013 152cm / 39 kg
December 2013 156cm / 41.5 kg
April 2014 158cm / 43 kg
Somebody, somebody HAD to put it together……. but I didn’t.
I was busy adjusting the insulin, feeding this little, growing beast who eats double breakfasts now, so I did not pay attention to the undies. I do vaguely remember him saying that he needed new underpants, but who listens to their child's “every whim”? I don’t!
Anyway, it is all sorted now and Mr. T has a new fleet of shiny underpants that fit properly. Just check out what a difference there is between the old and new!
Now that I think of it, it could have been the reason for some of the HI BG’s when the cannula was placed in the backside, below the waist and tubing was crossing the waste line of undies. Hmmm, if the insulin delivery was stopped all together, the pump would have alarmed "no delivery". That didn't happened, but if the tubing was squeezed a bit by tight waist elastic, it might have still influenced the rate of delivery.
No more worries now, there is no more tubing imprint and the insulin is free to flow again!