Pattin' Myself on the Back

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Pattin' Myself on the Back

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pills 001We were told that our old blood pressure medicine wasn't covered with Dean's new Medicare prescription plan, so our doctor prescribed the generic one, which I had filled last week.

The home health nurse filled his pill organizer with the new ones for this week, but when I looked at it this weekend before he started taking them, I noticed that he was one pill short in the evenings. I carefully sorted out which one was missing (out of the usual seven) and discovered it was the blood pressure medicine.

Evidently the new prescription said only once a day, instead of twice a day. I wondered why even our neighborhood pharmacist (who we know on a first name basis) didn't catch this oversight! I'm waiting for the doctor's office to call me back and tell me they made a mistake. Yeah, ya' think???!!!

I'm not only feeling smarter than a fifth grader today, but a pharmacist, doctor, and nurse combined! Once again, we family caregivers rock!!!

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Dee

Awesome... good job!

Hussy

They never told you'd be getting a real life degree in pharmacology, did they? :) Great catch on your part. Scary to think that it happens but it does and with alarming frequency.

John Parks-Coleman

Teresa, you are so totally not patting yourself on the back well enough; those medication errors can have ripple effects that lead to even more problems. I agree with Denise (with one caveat) you do rock, but you rock like straight-up Heavy Metal ;-)

Denise

You rock, Teresa!! :)

jan

You deserve it!

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