I myself have never had to deal with running out of medication because
each day I take mine out of the prescription bottle.
However, I did run in to this problem once with my dog Kalley and her
So today I want to share a method I came up with to prevent this from
ever happening again.
I had been using a 7-day pillbox to keep things organized.
This really helped me keep track of all her meds, especially since she
had to take them 5 times a day!
Each Saturday I’d fill the box for the next week.
This seemed to be working great UNTIL…
One Saturday morning I went to fill the box and there was no more
phenobarbital in the bottle.
All I had was Saturday morning’s dose – nothing else.
Not good. She could NOT go without this medication.
So, I called the animal hospital where we’d ended up a few times when
her seizures got really bad.
My thinking was to see if they could give me enough pills to get to Monday
when I could get a new script from my vet & get it filled.
Yes, they could do that.
So off I went to the animal hospital one hour away!
I had a big surprise waiting for me once I got there – the 4 tablets of her
medication cost me $25.00.
I normally paid $39.00 for a whole months supply!
But I didn’t have a choice – I needed those doses to prevent Kalley from
having a seizure.
As I drove home, I found myself starting to feel angry –
- At them for charging so much for 4 little pills.
- At myself for having gotten in to this situation.
I vowed to never let it happen again!
Here’s the method I came up with:
- I got two 7-day pillboxes.
- I’d fill them BOTH up at one time.
Here in lies the SECRET –
When I couldn’t fill the 2nd box, I made sure I called in to the pharmacy
or my vet during the 1st week (which I still had meds for!).
I never ran out of medication again.
Share with us below what ways you use!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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