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Re: [IP] missing pump (long)



Kay,
   I would be tempted to try and post some flyers at your school and as 
well as the school for the opposing team.  My guess is that whomever 
made off with your pump didn't realize what it was.  I bet they thought 
they got some kind of MP3 player or maybe a funky new iPod.

Bob...


Earl and Kay Guy wrote:

>
> Well, it finally happened. Jenny has been playing soccer for all of 
> the six years that she has her pump. She boluses ahead, disconnects, 
> leaves it in her sports bag, and plays. Today, at her high school 
> varsity soccer game, her pump disappeared. She didn't notice until we 
> were almost home. We turned around and searched the field. Everyone 
> else was gone, but the field lights were still on, so we searched the 
> field by the bench where her bag was. No pump. We came home and called 
> the coach and everyone else we had numbers for. No pump. A friend said 
> there was a basketball game going on and suggested that maybe the 
> trainer was there. We went back to the school, talked with a 
> custodian, the trainer, the principal. No pump.
>
> Then I drove to our local pharmacy to see if they still had any record 
> of her lantus prescription. They did. Unfortunately, it was over two 
> years ago. Our wonderful endo passed away last fall, and we aren't 
> established with another office yet. (That's another long story.) So 
> there was no endo to call.
>
> I tried to call our pediatrician at home, but she wasn't there. At my 
> request, the pharmacy called the on call pediatrician and got a triage 
> nurse. She was clueless. She thought insulin pumps were implanted and 
> couldn't figure out how Jenny lost her pump. I explained how pumps 
> work and  I told her what I thought Jenny's dose of basal lantus 
> should be. Then she proceeded to call the doctor on call. In the 
> meantime, I got ahold of our pediatrician at home who said she would 
> call the pharmacy. Good thing because the triage nurse could not 
> convince the on call doctor to approve the prescription.
>
> We finally got home. Jenny was 425. She corrected with humalog and I 
> gave her the same lantus dosage she got two years ago when she was off 
> the pump. I'm going to be up a lot tonight making sure we got it right.
>
> Anyway...  my biggest question now is: Does anyone have experience 
> trying to get homeowner's insurance to pay for a replacement pump? 
> When I called them several years ago they said that the pump would be 
> covered.
>
> I guess I will call Animas tomorrow to see if we can get a loaner. I 
> will also call the police and get a report filed. Any other suggestions?
>
> Kay
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