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My Son Was Rushed To The ER: How I Manage His 6 Medications with the @MedisafeApp

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One week prior to his first day of college, my son was rushed to the hospital. He was experiencing excruciating pain in his abdomen that began on a late Sunday evening. I was worried out of my mind because out of my four children, he was the one that never experienced any illnesses – not even so much as a cold. It was one of the scariest moments of my life as a Mom.

My son was admitted to the hospital upon arrival. After many tests and an MRI, it was determined that his appendix had completely ruptured. It had done so in such a way that it was also affecting other functions in his body. He also had excess fluid, inflammation and other ailments.

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Concerned little sister and brother were at the hospital every day after they got out of school to support their big brother. Dad took off from work, too.

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My Baby. 🙁 I stayed right by my son’s side every minute that he was in the hospital.

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The doctors worked very hard around the clock to decide the best course of action for my son. After being treated and monitored in the hospital for a few days, they decided to try a strategy of antibiotics and other medications, including medication for ongoing pain. Then have him return to the hospital for reexamination to determine if he has to undergo surgery. It was also discovered that he does indeed have a long-term illness.

When my son was released from the hospital, the doctors placed him on six different medications at once. When I initially saw the discharge for and prescriptions, I became immediately overwhelmed. With school about to start for everyone and with everything else going on in our home, I was not confident that I would be able to keep up with all of the dosage times for his many medicines. After some quick research, I found an app that would make things a lot easier for me to manage.

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The 6 prescriptions my son was given upon discharge from the hospital.

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By using the Medisafe app, I was able to put the worry of my son’s prescription schedule to rest. I simply entered all six of six of his medicines into the app with their dosage and times, and the app sent me alerts when it was time for my son to take each one. Having the Medisafe app on hand, I felt better knowing that no matter how hectic the days and nights got for me around the house that I would never miss any of his dosages – even overnight.

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One of my son’s medications was for pain. I was able to set up reminders for the exact dosage in the app.

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An example of how the Medisafe app works for multiple medications.

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Not only is the Medisafe app helping me stay on top of my son’s six prescriptions, the app also offers support encouragement and expertise. The app delivers custom notifications for his refills, and any updates that develop about his medications. I have also logged his doctor appointments in the app to get reminder alerts for those, too. Plus, as the doctors work through his illnesses, I will have peace of mind knowing that the Medisafe app will deliver personalized health recommendations and discounts to help me stay in control, informed and on budget when it comes to caring for my son’s health.

My son is improving, however progress is slow. He has good days and bad days of pain and troubles with his illness, and may end up requiring surgery or even a different medication plan of long-term treatment. Whatever the case, I am glad that he is with me so that I can care for him. I am also glad that I have the Medisafe app to help me manage all of his prescriptions now and in the future on his road to full recovery.

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d0rlpvi0Medisafe is the leading app to help you stay on top of all your medications. The two co-founder brothers decided to create Medisafe to help their diabetic father manage his health and medications better. Their mission is to make Medisafe the app that helps you stay on top of your health and medications and be our health companion.

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To learn more, visit Medisafe’s website. Get more information about the app here, and more about story behind medisafe here.  Also read personal user stories from David Julian and Grace Hayes. The Medisafe app is available for download on both iPhone and Android.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Robin
Robin

How scary!!! OMG. I am glad you have this app to help you keep track of all his meds.

Catherine S
Catherine S

How scary! I hope he gets to feeling better soon. This sounds like a very useful app.

Stacie

That had to be so terrifying. It’s nice that you had an app like that to help make at least part of the experience easier.

Melissa

Good grief! That is the scariest thing! I can’t imagine seeing my kids like that.

Kelly

That must have been really scary for all of you. The Medisafe app sounds like a great tool for managing all those meds.

Crystal
Crystal

What a scary experience! I’m glad he is home and recovering. That app sounds like it could literally be a lifesaver!

Liz
Liz

Aww poor guy! Those appendix troubles seem to come out of nowhere! I’m glad the app will help you keep track of medications!

Marcie W.
Marcie W.

What a scary ordeal! I am so glad everything worked out and that you were able to manage his medications accurately despite the stressful situation.

Pam
Pam

There is nothing scarier than having a child in the ER. My daughter was in the ER last week and they gave her five different meds to take. I think we need the Medisafe App too.

Deb
Deb

No matter how old they are, they are still your baby. I like this app. Great to have so meds are not forgotten.

Laura

I wish your son well. And this app sounds amazing. I never heard of it till now. Thank u

Christie

Oh no a ruptured appy can be very painful! Sorry it was such a rough experience for the family

Jeanine

Oh goodness, hope he feels better quickly! This sounds like a great app and very helpful thats for sure! I will check it out!

Ann
Ann

This looks like a great app. I am always worried about mixing different medications. I will have to give this a try.

Kiwi

Wow there is literally an app for everything! What did we do before apps…nevermind this makes life so much easier with medication!

Brandy

What a great app to have when someone is having so many meds. Love that you shared this and I bet it made a scary situation easier.

Kristin

Sorry about your boy. This sounds like something I could use thank you for sharing.

maria s.

Slow progress is better than no progress, right? Thank goodness your son is okay and getting better! That app seems like a lifesaver in a hectic family and I will definitely be downloading it.

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