When I put the boys to bed tonight, I noticed that the tape holding Eric’s site in place was peeled back from his skin. A little warning bell went off in my head, and my Mommy Instinct was saying, “the site has gone bad! change it!” I ignored it. After all, he didn’t go into the tub tonight, so why would a good site just randomly quit all of a sudden? (usually, these sites only pull loose if he messes with it in the tub.) My Mommy Instinct remarked, “Better safe than sorry,” but the stodgier part of my brain was reminding me just how many sites I’ve wasted recently by screwing up the insertion, and wouldn’t it be better to wait till I was sure there was a problem before using up another insertion set? Particularly since Eric and I were both so very tired and ready for bed. So I just peeled the tape off and replaced it, and let my Mommy Instinct grumble all it wanted.
Don’t worry, you are not alone… It has happened to me before and probably will again unfortunately. Mommy instinct is there for a reason, but then so is my stubbornness . DOn’t feel too badly. you corrected and he will be fine. I do get mad at myself when I don’t follow the instinct though !! Hope you were able to fall back asleep.
I’ve been there too! I’ve had a gut feeling about something but waited, or in the middle of the night not caught a problem because I was in deep sleep mode and too sleepy to think straight! Don’t beat yourself up…next time you’ll listen closer and you’re doing a great job caring for your little guy. Hope you got back to sleep also!
I’ve had this happen to me… be REALLY tired one night, lay down, realize i forgot my usual Novelin N (No, i can’t spell haha) and go on to sleep. Wake up half way through the night at 350 something or 4 something. Happens to everyone