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Re: [IPp] Cannula Injury???????



Dear Barbara,
  That sounds down right scary.  Have you gotten it out yet?
Cindy
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Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 4:10 AM
Subject: [IPp] Cannula Injury???????


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> Zachary came home from school complaining that the site change I'd
> done in the AM on his leg was bothering him and that I must have
> "hit something you shoulnd't of MOM!!!!".
>
> Needless to say,  he caught me in the middle of a mess,  and by the
> time I was done he'd/we'd forgotten about it.     Fast forward to around
> 7pm and he checks his BG and its 125.   I"m fixing a late dinner.
> Go to eat at 7:45 and he re-checks and its 175.        Hmmmmmm........
> Okay,  correction bolus, meal bolus,  dinner.
>
> 8:45 he goes in to shower and calls me in.    Says he pulled down
> his jeans (loose fitting ones) and the site peeled partially off so he
> figured he'd take it the rest of the way off.    He instantly notices as
> he's peeling it back that the cannula is GONE!     And his leg is still
> hurting.    It's red, about 1/2" circle.   Says it feels like he has glass
> in it.    The cannula is obviously in his leg just below the surface of
the
> skin where we can't reach it!   Ever hear of this problem?????
> We use Quicksets.
>
> Check his blood sugars and they are 485.
>
> Called the hospital and talked to the ENDO on call.    No idea!    Warm
> compresses,   triple antibiotic ointment,  call the CDE in the AM.
>
> Called MM and talked to a tech.    Made sure she wasnt a newly trained
> one  :)       Never heard of this.    Recommended going to the Dr. to get
> it removed.     Oh and they are sending a container to get the remainder
> of the Quickset back,  plus sending us some new ones.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Barbara A. Petzoldt - Pump Mama to Zachary (12 1/2,  Dx 2/93, 508 2/02,
> Paradigm  8/16/02) --------Jennifer (20), Allison (17), Rachel (6)
> Fenton, MO
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