Ethical Issue -Missing Prescriptions - page 4

I had a new caregiver for weekends. She seemed fine at first, and everything seemed fine. I have chronic pain, and I have to take medication to control that pain after I exhaust all other options... Read More

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    I'm so sorry.

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    I wanted to extend my apologies as well. I'm glad you can pick up a partial on Monday. I hope that helps with the pain. I have a mother with chronic pain issues and it's just awful to see her or anyone in the same boat suffer like that. Hugs.
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    Quote from Franemtnurse
    You are wrong. I put the refill in a different place, and told nobody about where I placed it. She was suspended pending the investigation, but I placed the refill in the new place a few days earlier, checking it just prior to the weekend, and that prescription was full. YOU DIDN'T READ MY MESSAGE CORRECTLY.

    I asked you if you were sure, but you responded by saying I'm wrong. What am I wrong about?

    I read your message correctly. You put a newly-filled bottle of narcotic pain reliever in places you usually don't keep it on two separate occasions. You lost the first one and couldn't account for it in any way. The second one, not only in a place you don't usually keep it BUT ALSO [you added later] in a place where nobody knew you had it, was fine and dandy each time you went to check on it until that Saturday when suddenly all you had was an empty bottle. Please understand that that is not proof that the caregiver took it.
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    Nobody else has ever taken my pain meds, but she even has an uncle who takes them, and a boyfriend who is addicted. She recently lost her job after the agency she worked for found out.
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    I'm sorry you are going through this. My husband has chronic back pain and also takes his pain meds when the pain flairs and becomes intolerable. It's a shame you being the patient and the one in pain has to suffer due to some greedy or addicted caregiver. I hope this gets sorted quickly so you can get the pain relief and peace of mind you deserve. It's sad that you have to lock up your medication, but it sounds like a safe is worth the investment. I also think the sign out sheet is another good idea. Good luck with this mess.
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    I would think this situation would have been resolved, as the OP is three years old.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    I would think this situation would have been resolved, as the OP is three years old.
    True, but it's the OP who has just come back for an update

    I'd love to see a link for that safe, too, if you still have it. I have small grandchildren and I can't watch them every single minute, and you know how fast they can be.
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    OP handled it. . The question is how does she get at least a few effin' pills to control her pain!

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