Today was our much-anticipated start of the CGM trial. The best part? We got to do the training with Jessica, Justin and Liam. I thought it would make it easier for Elise to have her friend there.
Liam had the sensor placed first and was a total rockstar. It gave me great hope when all he uttered was one "ow!" Elise watched the whole thing and did not seemed disturbed by it at all.
Until it was her turn. Unfortunately, we were doing the training in a meeting room of a library, and I'm sure the entire building heard Elise's shrieks. I was trying very hard not to break down, but it was awful. There are no words to describe what that does to your heart when you hear your child cry like that. And Elise is not one to cry easily either.
She did calm down after the sensor was placed, but has since told me that she doesn't like the "thing on her leg". Especially at naptime. We also had an issue with the receiver (user error, not the product), so we're STILL waiting to calibrate it. Liam's is probably already spitting out readings. I'm jealous.
So we'll see. It definitely hasn't gone as well as I had hoped, but maybe when it actually starts working I'll be a little more enthralled.
Updated to add: Okay, after a few hiccups, we finally got it up and running. I have to admit, it is addicting and all I want to do is stare at it. This may or may not have something to do with my mental capacity as of late. And Meri, you're not out of the loop... we're doing a trial with Dexcom to see if this is something Elise will tolerate; it's not the hospital trial.
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