this is something i wrote on 12/4/1998.....that someone asked about. you can find it in any newspaper (dear abby archives). i'm not sure how good this will turn out? it's the only copy i have.
Dec 29, '01
CEN we need to get Abby to print that one every 6 months or so.
Please forgive me if this is not what you wanted, but I did find it in the archives.
I can't tell you how many times I have gone through this exact exchange. But I will tell you I believe that "someone" (ME) knowing meds & hx of my husband's mother saved her life last Christmas. She was staying with her daughter about 100 mi away when she had a "falling out spell" you have all heard that one.
Well of course the daughter called 911 and called us. We made it down there at about the same time the EMS got her to the ER.... Hmmm
Anyway the ER doc was rolling his eyes at the "hysterical family member...." when I went back and told them she had already had a PE within the last month and wouldn't it be nice to get a Spiral CT or a VQ. Hmmmmmm.
Yep, PE and she went for a greenfield filter. Gosh a doc that LISTENED to a family member?
When she got to the ICU of course no one knew her meds.....except me....grrrrrrrr. Oh and the allergy to Sulfa that gave her anaphylaxis....grrrr.
My family all have the printouts etc.....and she had one too....left in her suitcase at the daughter's house.
*I* take a half a white pill that is bigger than the white pill that the doctor gave me that replaced the funny looking pink pill.....except I don't always remember to take it.......
Last edit by P_RN on Dec 29, '01