A veterinarian shared an encounter with a mother who tried using her dog to get medicine prescriptions for the purpose of getting the medicine and using it for her child.
She narrated how a certain woman who brought a perfectly healthy dog to her clinic as it was said to be vomiting. As there was nothing wrong with the dog, the mother said that the veterinarian (Aprille Libunao), should just prescribe some medicine so she did.
When the mother got the prescription, she suddenly inquired if the medicine listed can be used for children as well.
“After ko magreseta, tinanong ako kung pwede din daw ba yung gamot sa bata. Sabi ko, ‘Yes po. Ginagamit din yan sa tao’.”
But Libunao suspected that the prescription was really not for dog but for the woman’s child after she mentioned about her kid’s vomiting, too.
“Biglang sabi nya, “Ah okay. Nagsusuka din kasi yung anak ko. Nahihilo kasi”. At dun ko nalamang para pala talaga sa anak nya yung gamot. Hindi sa aso. So binawi ko yung gamot.”
When the vet suggested that she should bring the child to a pediatrician, the mother said that she had no money and going to the vet seemed like a cheaper option.
Libunao stressed that if she allowed the mother to take home the prescription, she will be the one to be blamed for child’s case if the condition gets worse.
“At saka pano na lang kung lumala ang sakit ng anak nya? Eh ako ang nakapirma dyan sa reseta. Veterinarian. Sasabihin, bakit ako ang nagreseta. Tsk tsk.”
I just wanna share this epic moment. A client brought his dog for check up. Nagsusuka daw. I asked for history. Wala…
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