Yesterday I spent half a day on the phone trying to get Abe's new prescription filled. This is one we got back on Dec. 2nd. the first time he was sent home from the hospital. We did get the nebulizer, no problem, but trying to get the medicine that goes into it has been a nightmare.
When he came home again, Dec. 19th. I took the prescription to the pharmacy again, and was told, this is the same one we've been trying to get to go through. I asked if I could buy one box, at $95.40 a box of 24, the prescription was written for five boxes, because this is something he can use very four hours if needed. I thought one box would last him until after the holidays.
Everyday I would check with the pharmacy, no luck. Finally I decided to start calling, this I started yesterday. This morning still nothing, even with the woman at the pharmacy working on it. Finally she decided apparently they aren't one on our list. Then we tried Rite Aid and was told the same thing. Today I started calling Medicare, Aetna/Medicare, Express Scripts. Found out it is suppose to be run thought Aetna/Medicare but listed as Medicare Advantage, but it has to be preapproved. Which it had been once, but with Express Scripts.
Another call to the doctor, and they were suppose to call a number I had called earlier today. I told the doctor's assistant it's enough to make an old person give up. You end up either really mad, or almost in tears because you feel like you're getting the run around. She said that's what's so sad, some of the older people do give up and they end up not taking or having the medicines they need. Now how sad is that.
Finally by 2:00pm I was done calling, did call the doctor's office back, since my first call was never returned. Got that done by 3:00, then it was almost time to met Granddaughter at the bus stop. Did make up several dozen cookies from frozen cookie dough, they sure hit the spot, warm out of the oven. Had also cooked up some potatoes to make potato salad to go with the chicken tenders I fixed for super. I feel more tired tonight then if I had worked really, really hard or mowed the lawn. Phone calling and being put on hold, and waiting for what seems like forever, tires a person out.
Hope every one sleeps well tonight. I'm sure I will. LOL