Thursday, March 19, 2009
Splitting Hairs about Splitting Pills
OK... What am I doing wrong?
My nurse practitioner sort of goofed and gave me twice the dose of Lipitor than I needed for my cholesterol. When I asked her about it on the phone, she said I could pick up a pill cutter from the hospital pharmacy and cut them in half. Well... here are my efforts. The pills don't really get cut in half very precisely.
It really amazes me what nurse practitioners do these days. Kathy is our Primary Care Provider (military). We never see a doctor. If she has a question, she'll consult a doctor and get back to us. She prescribes all our medicines, does all the examinations, orders all the tests and analyzes what needs to be done. She really is wonderful and we love her but it's pretty amazing, don't you think? She's doing everything a doctor used to do for us before and so far... it's been pretty darn good. I imagine this is saving the government a lot of money. But is this the best care for the vets?
Still... it's pretty amazing isn't it?
POSTSCRIPT: OK, I got it! Cheryl just told me how to do the pill and it works fine now. I just love you bloggers!