Double checking

April 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

Lately I feel like I have to double check so much when it comes to information from doctors and pharmacies.  Recently the mail order pharmacy sent Gabe a medicine that is 300 mg and should be taken once a day and they wrote on the bottle twice a day. The pharmacy is saying the doctor made the mistake and the doctor is saying the pharmacy made the mistake. Either way I had to stay on top of it and luckily knew what to give him. Then the other day Gabe had a strep test that came back negative but the 24 hour one came back positive. But by that time we were already in California at my parents for our spring break. So I called the pediatrician and told her I wanted him to have something different than amoxicillan since he had just had that 2 weeks prior. First she argued with me and said in the chart it showed we hadn’t been there since February. Then I said I wanted a pill instead of liquid because he hates the taste. She said he was too small for the pill. So she called in the prescription to the local pharmacy and my dad picked it up and came home with a capsule of 500 mg twice a day! I called the pharmacist and he agreed that it seemed high for someone who only weighed 35 lbs but that he questioned the doctor and that is what she ordered. I was frustrated since we had had a whole conversation about his size and kidney disease and the fact that he hates the liquid. I decided at that point to call the nephrologist to make sure the dosage was correct and the doctor on call said although it was probably fine she felt it was too high and changed it.

 

I am just so frustrated with having to double check everything. I am also frustrated because I feel like it is all on me to figure out all of the medical details for the boys.

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