Thursday, June 25, 2009
Walmart makes me SO mad!
So some of you might know that my dad has epilepsy- he had it has a child and then went away when he was a teen- then when he was an adult it came back. So he got his epilepsy back when he was about 30 and has had it ever since. He has had MRI's EEG's and all sorts of test and is even a candidate for brain surgery- So there is some background- well he takes medicine called Keppra and Trileptal- and just recently we made a horrible switch- we decided to go to Walmart pharmacy for his meds- BIG MISTAKE! He started going to Walmart in January 09 and things have been fine- then in April the pharmacy gave him the wrong meds! They gave him is Keppra but instead of Trileptal they gave him DayPro- an arthritis medicine! Can you believe that!!! So it wasn't til May 18th when we caught it- he was having so many seizures and just wasn't him self so we looked into his meds and found the mistake. We confronted Walmart and they totally owned up to the whole thing! We are now in a case- well have been since that night and finally- well i hope- we are coming to an end and an agreement! I hope- or i should say they hope! This has been such a mess and so scary. I have been so worried about my dad- if you know me then you know that I handle ALL of my dad's heath needs. Dr. appointments- i schedule them all and take care of everything. So i have a really good understanding of what he needs and what is normal for him. So when this all happened i jumped right in and started getting him seen by every doctor he needed to be seen by. I was so worried about him and didn't know what was going to happen or what damage had been caused. Well after A LOT of appointments and test we found out that it will take 3 to 6 months to get his seizure meds back on track and back on track with his body- he has an ulcer (biopsies show it was created by the DayPro) he's lost 15 pounds! due to the ulcer ( he was 130 to begin with- very skinny man- he really had no weight to loss) and a whole lot of worry and stress. Well it is now May 25th and he has gained 3 pounds! That is awesome for him! I was so happy and very excited to see him finally improving- he's only had 1 seizure in the last two weeks! and is doing really well. But.... Now I'm in a fight with Walmart- We are working on a settlement- and so far what they have offered has been a joke! I couldn't even believe it! I'm a fighter when it comes to him- so today we should be coming to an agreement- just waiting for that call- But just make sure you really look at what your taking- Some people asked us- Well doesn't he look at what he is taking- and yes he does but the pill looked the same he just didn't look at the bottle- But we should be able to trust our pharmacists! They go to school for this kind of stuff! I didn't think i ever had to question them. Well we were wrong- and thank god their careless mistake didn't kill him or do any permanent or serious damage. We are all so thankful that he is doing good and that this headache should be soon- VERY SOON i hope- OVER!