Hey hey. I'm new here and haven't gone through everything so this may or may not have been brought up before.
Basically, over the course of the last few months we've noticed a few times when removing the contact detach from my son during a set change that the needle is nowhere to be found.
The first couple times (3 and 6 months ago), we thought perhaps it fell out when we removed it and the 6mm needle was in the carpet or something. I poked and pinched the inset site and asked if he felt anything to which he replied that he didn't. The most recent times, however, are a completely different story. July 4th and July 6th when we did set changes the needle from the contact detach wasn't there and when we poked/pinched my son said it hurt and felt like something was in there.
We called the endocrine team and they advised us to come in for x-rays to be sure. Well guess what....
My nine-year-old son has four 6mm needles lodged inside of him. At this point we've reported it to the FDA, contacted Animas and heard essentially nothing back, and we've switched back to the inset we used to use and are hoping to not run into the same issues we did in the past with kinked cannulas.
I'm curious to know if anyone else has run into or heard of this happening and what they would do if they were in this situation. Also, thanks for letting me be a part of your community. Hoping to make some good connections here.