OK, remember the killer drug I was worrying about? The one with dozens of possible side effects?
I called Midwest Cardiology this morning and left a message for the nurse, telling her we weren't really comfortable with Cliff taking that drug, especially such a high dose (400 mg).
We just got a phone call: The nurse had discussed the situation with the doctor, and he reduced the dose by half. Cliff will now take one pill, rather than two. And if he's doing OK at his first visit with them in a month, they'll take it away entirely.
Folks, I was ready to do battle. I didn't think they'd take my interfering well at all.
This whole experience has shown me that not only are doctors human, but some of them are pretty darned nice, reasonable people.
I'm still in shock. They actually LISTENED to me!