Great Tool to Keep Medication Safe and Organized
If you’ve been reading our series about our Samoyed Ramius’s battle with cancer, you have a sense of the ordeal he went through before passing away. If not, I encourage you to read all four parts to date of this continuing retrospective of Ramius’s Journey.
- Part I – Ramius’s Journey Begins
- Part II – Visiting with the Cancer Specialists
- Part III – Deciding on the Course of Action
- Part IV – Radiation Treatments Begin
We’ll be discussing this in later additions to the series, but one of the things you face when you’re caring for a sick dog is managing their medication. And when you’re fur baby has a series disease like cancer, managing the medication can be daunting. Very daunting in fact, and confusing.
One great and inexpensive tool that helped us tremendously was the Ezy Dose Push Button 7-Day XL Medtime Planner.
Managing the Medication
During Ramius’s final weeks and months, he was taking a tremendous amount of medication. I can’t even remember how many pills but it was upwards of around 20/day. And more importantly, the times he had to take them were spread throughout different times during the day. He’d take some in the morning, some midday, some in the evening, and then again at night.
Keeping all of this straight is a difficult proposition. But obviously, it’s also a critical one. You can’t be giving your Samoyed his morning medication at 10pm and vice versa. That can be very dangerous! You need to get organized!
This Ezy Dose Pill Organizer (this is the 7-day pill organizer version) helped us tremendously. It’s a 7-day planner, and as you can see in the photo above and video below, there are four rows to store pills per day. They’re labeled Sunday Morning, Sunday Noon, Sunday Evening, Sunday Bedtime, etc. for each day of the week.
This little organizer was a life saver! It’s high quality and allows for plenty of room inside each of the slots. And it snaps shut tight so once those pills are in there, you don’t have to worry about them spilling all over the place. Here’s a very brief video to give you an idea of the product quality. As you can see it’s solid and easy to use.
Great for People Too!
I’m having a little fun with the sub-head because obviously, this product was made for human beings. And since Ramius passed, I’ve used it personally to manage my daily medications. And it’s really terrific.
Fortunately, I only have to take medications once per day so I don’t need all four slots. But since there are 28 total slots in this product, I can get my medications all set up for nearly a month at a time. Which is great! I get these medications organized every four weeks and then all I have to worry about is taking them each day.
Excellent Product for Traveling
If you travel a lot, this is almost a must have for several reasons. If you’re gone for any length of time, you can travel with your needed medicine for an extended period, up to 28 days. And as you can see in the short video I posted, this thing snaps shut tight. And I mean tight!
Have you ever had that thing happen to you when traveling when you pack your medication in your carry on or checked luggage? And then when you get to your destination and open up your suitcase you find all of your pills spread out in a mess at the bottom of the bag? Yeah not with this product.
If you’re familiar with that sinking feeling of trying to find and piece together all of the travel medication that came loose during your journey, you need to get one of these. Just click on any of the links in this post, like this one, and you’ll be taken to Amazon where you can purchase this helpful little product.
If you have any questions about this very handy item, please be sure to leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.
And again, if you’re not caught up on our retrospective series about cancer in dogs, I encourage to give it a read. You can start at the beginning, by clicking here for Part I in the series. And please, PLEASE share this with any of your family and friends who may be facing a pet with cancer. I think they’ll find it helpful and hopeful.
Thanks for reading!