CR - I want you to have your computer! D:
Hamfast - HI!
Rwhen - Sounds busy. Try not to overwork. Slip out when you can, is my experience.
Vana - Yes, sadly. And I love TORC in the short time I've been here. I hate that it's having issues.
Scribbles - Hello to you!
Dub - Congrats on the son. I'd recommend Thomas for my great, great doc who saved my life, but I'm biased.
Iris - Hello to you!
Morwenna - Bring me back something good! ;_; But have fun!
Hamlet - Happy birthday, Ham-ham.
Linny - Glad to hear things are better, dear. Let us know how tomorrow goes.
Frelga - That sounds nice on the pancakes.
So we're home, Mom, Dad, and me! Mom's doing well, but her insurance refused to fill her Coumadin prescription (blood thinner), and her doctor wouldn't budge and allow a warfarin (generic) substitute. I spent a day in a deadlock, called the doctor's nurse four times, the pharmacy six times, and the insurance four times. It ended with me yelling at the insurance that it was going to cost them 60k when she had a DVT and ended up in the hospital with a heart attack, rather than covering the $76 prescription. The representative got flustered and finally broke down and gave me the exact number to give the nurse.
I called the nurse, and rather than accepting her voicemail since it was 4 and she was leaving in 30 minutes, I'd just hold. I got her on the line and stayed on hold when she agreed to finally give and call the pharmacy instead of the insurance so we could call it tonight. (I wanted her to do this yesterday, and she argued, and since she'd get in trouble with her boss, my mom's doctor, for making my mom go without a blood thinner post-hip replacement. Mind you, we were at my mom's GP's office getting her PT&INR checked [how thick her blood is]. It was EXTREMELY thick. I'd been calling since yesterday afternoon and started again when the office opened and this still wasn't resolved. My parents are old and retired; they don't just have $76 to throw around, and nor do they have the health to just go without meds and hope they don't throw a blood clot.
The drive through was packed at the pharmacy. Nothing makes me angrier than when lazy slugs pull up to the drive through, prescription in hand, and throw it at the pharm tech, with no regard for the people behind them. GO IN THE PHARMACY. THE DRIVE THROUGH IS FOR PEOPLE WHO CALLED IN THE SCRIPT. So I went in after waiting 10 minutes in line since Mom was hurting. The tech says to me, "So is her prescription filled?" I don't know. You're on the side of the counter to best determine it. Unless I jack-knife over, I can't answer your riddle, Joker.
Earlier in the day: Work's a mess. I had to fill out two incident reports - One for a pimple that burst, and the other for my patient's father giving her Gatorade. Apparently I'm not allowed to let a parent give their own child Gatorade, or if I witness such horrid abuse, I must call the doctor. It's convinced me just to omit some things in my notes so I don't get in trouble in the future. And here's the thing: They asked me to work an extra day. So I guess the nurse who had to report two incidents still isn't the worst option. <_< And the pimple... Apparently, I am supposed to call the doc's home phone to say, "THIS TWEEN'S PIMPLE BURST! WHAT DO I DO? YUCKY STUFF CAME OUT!" And I didn't have an order for washing the pimple after. I am not kidding. But I got my check at least.
Before my mom's appointment, since it hurts her to be in the car, I got my mom's medical supplies. At first she said she didn't want her walker and cane since my dad has a walker. She changed her mind after I went through an hour ordeal to get everything else. I'll get the rest tomorrow. Went shopping afterwards... Had to go to Tractor Supply and get two 40 lb. bags of black oil sunflower seeds because Mom feeds all the birds and had a 15% off coupon. Then I ran over to Walmart and bought groceries and dog food and cat treats. My mom's friends were there, and as much as I like them and hate to be rude, I was pressed for time and had to stop them talking about their grandkids because I was going to be late for picking up Mom for her appointment.
I am really grateful to our neighbor and his brother. They've loaned us med supplies when we couldn't pick them up last night, and they kept my dad company while Mom had surgery and I watched the dogs. My mom's friends were also great for letting the dogs out while I was with Mom and Dad had his doctor's appointment.
And work has its good points. I just feel like the auditor doesn't like me. I talked to my boss today and she even agreed the auditor is reading too much into it. I did everything the auditor asked, though, as not to stir the waters too much. We'll see.
So glad today is over. Tomorrow I just have to get more meds for parents, check on a cane and walker, and tan.