Monday, May 8, 2006

And on another happy note.....

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!

10 comments:

ksquester said...

Some doctors actually get ill and have to take medication and have surgery themselves. It makes for a good doctor I may add.  IF you have one that doesn't listen...............change doctors.   My doctor is here for a visit and came down with the flu last night.   YUCK.  Looks like it is a popsicle and soup night.    Anne

madcobug said...

Good for you taking a stand and good for Cliff getting a reduced dosage. I know you feel more comfortable with that answer. Helen

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you got their attention and they are listening to you.  Maybe he'll be off of it soon.  Just can't stop that stuff.  Gotta kind of "wean" it out of the system.
Glad Cliff is driving too!  That'll give him a better sense of getting well.  
Take care.....Pamela

chat2missie said...

I'm glad they listened to your concerns.
Missie

deslily said...

Give 'em hell Harry!.. errrr, i mean way to go Donna! lol  

am4039 said...

you go girl, alright I'm happy they cut down the dose.

msecz said...

Good for you.... Cliff is one lucky man

Sandra

cyandfayedavis said...

And they WILL listen when you are reasonable and not hysterical....and we know you have your feet on solid ground...no hysteria here!  Now we see where Rachel gets her warrior genes.  Pioneer stock all the way!!

bhbner2him said...

So very glad Cliff got sucha glowing report and that you got the answers and action you needed.  -  Barbara

csandhollow said...

Of course they listened.