Jan 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm
My husband re-started Folfox and just had his 4th infusion on Friday and came home with the pump that was set for 46 hrs. Friday around midnight, he noticed some blood in the line and called the 800 # on the pump. They told him the pump was probably too low. He had it on the floor covered with blankets because the sound makes him angry :)! They said to raise it up and not worry
Saturday around 4 the alarm went off - he again called the 800 # and they told him how to reset it and said he should be fine. This morning at 5 a.m. he looked at it and said he didnt' think it was working. We could still hear it running, but the bag was just as full and number wasn't advancing. i called the oncology floor at the hospital to let them know what was going on. They wanted him to come in. They sent in the pharmacist and a couple of nurses and ended up calling his oncologist at home. She wants him to come during the week for a test to make sure it's not an issue with the port, but they think it's just a bad pump....at least that's what they told us. We are hoping it's not a port issue since he just started Avastin on Friday.
Has anyone had issues like this with the pump?