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RE: OT - yo! Nurses! help on this one

I thought of that - even asked my boss -  but with DVM after the doctor's
name, it wouldn't have gone through.  All I need is to get hauled up on
insurance fraud charges over a case of Cat Scratch Fever!


> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/29/2003 6:27:15 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - yo! Nurses! help on this one
> Hum... should have had the vet write the prescription for you not the
> cat... maybe your health care would have picked up part of the tab :)
> Donna
> > Nora,
> > Wow! Obviously, I haven't had very many prescriptions.  Any I have had
> > have
> > always included  the required amount or specified a refill.
> > Especially in this case. The vet has always given me what I needed for
> the
> > entire course of treatment.  so when I asked him about it this
> morning, he
> > explained that 10 doses is usually sufficient.  21 doses is the
> prescribed
> > amount to guarantee wiping out the bug.  However, Pfizer will not sell
> the
> > drug via veterinary supply.  And the 22.5ml mix is the way it is sold
> for
> > humans (cherry flavored, too - ugh said the cat!) So rather than make
> me
> > take two $62 packages when there's a good chance one will do the
> trick, he
> > just gave me the one 12.5 dose pkg - but he still printed the regular
> 21
> > dose prescription on it.
> > 
> > Hopefully I don't ever develop symptoms myself.  the vet said if I
> were
> > tested there's a good chance I actually have it and it doesn't bother
> me -
> > just so long as I don't scratch someone (wink, wink!)The cat's test
> was
> > $30.  The test for me would be $233.
> > 
> > Thanks again for the insight.
> > 
> > Kitty
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