Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vacation story #2

Packing Brayden for a vacation is quite a task.  All of his gear, equipment, food and medications, it fills the car.

Brayden has 9 daily medications.  We also have other just-in-case medications, including his Diastat (for seizures) and Tylenol with Codeine.  His food requires 5 different things to be mixed together that makes his special ketogenic diet.

The place we rented for the week had a little kitchen, where I set up Brayden's "station" and it takes up a good bit of the kitchen counter with the medications and his food.
Ok, on to the actual story...

After a morning on the beach, Brayden and I headed back up to the room.  Jeremy, Carter and Luke stayed at the beach a bit longer while tended to Brayden.  Brayden and I rolled into the room, when the condo phone rang.  It was the front desk.

Front Desk, "Mrs. Jenkins, do have someone with you by the name of Brayden?'
Me, "Yes."
Front Desk, "One of his medications was found in the common area.  A cleaning staff turned it in and we have it here at the front desk."
Me, "Alright, thank you, I will be right down."

Before we headed down to the front desk, I scanned over his medications.  The Tylenol with Codeine was missing.

I went to the front desk and picked up the medication.  I had to talk to them about the Codeine.  All of the just-in-case medication had no way of accidentally getting out of our room.  It was all tucked away in the corner of the kitchen counter.  We did not use this medication on the trip, so we did not touch it.  There was no way it could have been accidentally swept away or taken out with the linens.  The bottle also looked like many of the other medication bottles.  The Codeine was really the only easily recognizable name, unless someone is familiar with seizure medications.  Codeine is also the only narcotic medication we had in the room.

I opened the bottle of Tylenol with Codeine, there were still pills inside.  I have no idea how many we had or if any were taken because we do not use it often.

I was bothered that of all the medication in our room, that one was found in the common area.  Someone took it from our room and not only that, they must had stood there and read all of the medication labels to find it.

I talked to the manager with no resolve other than they would talk to the cleaning staff and only have a cleaning supervisor clean our room for the remainder of the week.

I went back up to the room, checked through all of the medications and all of our valuables to see it anything else was missing;  nothing else was...it was only the Codeine.

1 comment:

Vivianne said...

Still so disturbing isn't it :(