I think everyone here is going to be in utter shock to hear you threw away a brand new pump. I love my husband, but I wouldn’t even be able to look at him if he’d done something so devestating to me. But honestly, he’s partially to blame for this for not protecting his life better. That baby should have been removed from the shipping box and put away for safe keeping, along with all his supplies, until his training. If it was just chucked somewhere absent-mindedly, I doubt either one of you are responsible enough for pump therapy.
I understand this was a mistake and you have my utmost sympathy for that, but you need to understand that this is probably the worst mistake you’ll ever make in your marriage. Personally, I could handle lies and infidelity better.
Yeah, see if you can track down the trash…
Call Tandem and explain what’s happened. I highly doubt they’ll just give you a replacement, but maybe they can process it as a lost shipment or something. Maybe they can offer you an excellent cash price on a refurbished one as a replacement.
There’s a thread on here talking about the Omnipod dash system being a prescription benefit, not durable medical equipment like most pumps, because the pods are disposable. Maybe he can qualify for coverage for that, even though he was already given a t:slim.
People do sell their old pumps, but he won’t be able to get training for them and there won’t be any warranty coverage when it does.
Maybe he can change insurers? I don’t know anything about legal binding for dme, though.
You have options, but pretty much everything except finding the t:slim in the trash is going to be expensive. I’d be thinking about what you’re willing to sacrifice in order to budget for replacing the pump. It’s the only way I can imagine forgiveness, unless he’s a limitless fount of grace. You could also live with his resentment for the next four years until he’s eligible for a new pump.