Thursday, August 30, 2012

0 Diet additions, and syringe maintenance

I started incorporating prune juice into my diet as of dinner last night. As it is already common knowledge to just about everyone at every level, prune juice is nature's "laxative", with its fiber content, dihydrophenylisatin, and sugars such as sucrose, fructose, and sorbitol, I am not sure why I didn't think to add this from day one. I blame medication.

My third of four feeding syringe got "sticky" again. This is caused by the rubber ring of the plunger drying out. As I force the plunger up and down with increasing effort when it gets stuck, it would result in over drawing or over injecting when the plunger hits non-sticky spots. This resulted in quite a mess this morning with my green juice. Buying a new syringe ever 2 - 3 uses is just a waste, exacerbated by the fact they are made of purely non-recyclable plastics and rubber.

Turns out a quick fix for this is just to dab a little vegetable oil over the rubber gasket of the plunger after washing, rinse and re-assemble.

Note that while I recommend using this method for feeding syringes, this should not be used for medicine and needle syringes.

Now my syringes are good as new.


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