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I got a call last night. Mariella’s Pulmo has to push off her appointment AGAIN…this is the second time. The reason THIS time is that there won’t be any RT’s in the office to do PFT’s. I get that they are important, but she has been mini-flaring almost constantly for about 2 months.

I was able to call the office on a 5 minute break I had today…and she was able to squeeze us in on Friday afternoon. I don’t love afternoon appointments, but it’s what we can get. Thankfully, Rob can bring Abby to work with him for a little while.
On another note of aggravation, Rob brought Abby’s script for her new ADHD meds to the pharmacy…and for some reason, insurance doesn’t cover the generic of the 10mg capsules, it only covers the name brand. Of course, because it’s a controlled substance, the pharmacy needs a paper copy of the script…no fax allowed. At 3:30pm, there was no way that I could get to the office of the Dr. an hour away to get the script, then get it to the pharmacy. So, poor Abby went to school today without her meds…and she had a crappy day. She has been doing splendidly. I had told her that if she got a smiley face for behavior, that I would give her five dollars toward a book at the bookstore (that is big, HUGE motivation) and she just couldn’t hold it together all day. I feel so horrible…but, Rob was able to get the script today, and I’ll have it in my hot little hand for the morning, and all will be right with the world.
Looking forward to a quiet day for me tomorrow…I’ve got a ton to do, so I’m hoping for no sickies, no flares, no nothing.

So not happy with my pharmacy

I called in a refill for Mariella’s Pulmicort yesterday. It’s her sick plan, so we don’t need it all the time…I don’t keep “extra” in the house…I have one box that we use till it’s gone, and then I refill. I had 1 unit left, so I called in the refill. I went to pick it up, and the pharmacy didn’t have it, AND never called to tell me they DIDN’T have it. ANNOYING.

THEN, I was cleaning the kitchen, which includes taking the meds that I’ve just thrown on the counter out of their boxes, putting the refill label on the inside of the cabinet, and stowing the meds in the proper person’s (read…Mariella’s) box. So, we had 2 new Xop’s that I picked up a couple weeks ago, and I’ve just been lazy…they weren’t in the way, so I didn’t put them away. I opened the box and noticed that the expiration date was for April 2010! Really…NEXT MONTH? I know we go through them quickly, but not THAT quickly.

So, in addition to everything that I have to do to get ready to LEAVE tomorrow…I have to go to the pharmacy not ONCE but TWICE. If the guy gives me crap, I’ll be pulling all our scripts from that pharmacy and moving them to another one. I have better things to do with my time than plat stupid games.

This is how it’s SUPPOSED to work…..

Doctor calls in prescription…pharmacy fills prescription…I pay outrageous co-pay for prescription, and go home….in a perfect world…that is how it would work.

In MY world…the past FEW times I’ve gone to the pharmacy to pick up M’s prescriptions…THIS is how it goes…

Doctor calls in prescription…pharmacy DOES NOT fill prescription…because insurance company refuses to pay for prescription without pharmacist and doctor jumping through all sorts of obnoxious hoops…I leave without prescription, with my fingers crossed that said hoop jumping works, and I will be able to pick the prescription up the next day.

I don’t know how to make this easier. I guess having a healthy child would make it easier. I should be thankful that we HAVE prescription coverage at all…but really…we pay for coverage. All the medications we need should be covered by the insurance that we pay for.

Ah, well…this is where I throw in my catch all catch phrase…”it is what it is”