How Hard Can It Be? Just Cut It.

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It’s a small thing; I’ve planted seeds that are bigger than this pill. It’s so small that sometimes it can slip through my fingers as I’m getting it out of the bottle. Imagine trying to find this little thing on the floor—before your eager, ever-hungry dog does. Or one of your five curious, playful cats.

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The doctor wants my boy to have only one-half of a tablet every morning. See that line in the middle of the pill? That’s there so that you can split it in half with your fingers. Only it’s so tiny that you can’t get the leverage you need to break it—see the picture above. So into the pill cutter it goes. But not like that. It has to be straight, parallel to the edge of the box so that the cutter on the top can make a clean, even slice. Let me just get my finger in there to straighten it out.

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No, no, not that way. It has to be horizontal, not vertical. Vertical is too thin. Here, let me try it this way . . . almost got it . . . no, not like that . . . hang on, I think that’s right . . . oops . . . so close . . . let me try again . . . uh . . . Dammit!

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Okay. There it is. I have no idea how it got there. But at least it’s ready now.

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Mission accomplished.

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Twenty-nine pills and a half-hour later. I know it’s only breakfast time, but I need a drink.

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3 thoughts on “How Hard Can It Be? Just Cut It.

  1. I feel your pain. Our pharmacy switched suppliers on my son’s med from an oblong that split easily to a round that crumbles when I split it. I went to the pharmacy and asked if we could go back to the other supplier and was told that as long as I gave them a few days notice it would be ok. 2 months in a row I asked but didn’t get them. Last month I stood there while the tech called the supplier to verify it was available and told it would be ready the next afternoon. Picked it up, brought it home, opened the bottle and there were the tiny round pills that crumble…

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