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Re: [IP] missing pump (long)



Good idea. Thanks.
Kay


On Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at 12:44 AM, Bob Stoll wrote:

> 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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