Yes, Vein draw (as Pellicle suggested) was probably a good deterrent for repeating that mistake. If it was an anticoagulant other than warfarin, reversing the effects would have been much more difficult than a large dose of Vitamin K and some repeated testing.8). Keep out of reach of children. . Oops.
In my defense, the little sneak moved a chair, climbed on a counter, and opened a “child proof” cap. They should say child resistant. “Proof” is a bold claim.
Everyone is okay. This was years ago. Getting his INR checked was all the lesson he needed.
Don't just 'try not to micromanage' -- don't micromanage. It takes days for changes in INR to show up after a new dose. Changes of .5 or 1 mg are the most effective way to slowly change INR.In his defense, the warfarin pills look like Pez...complete with fun colors!
9. try not to micromanage.
I first went with "Don't micromanage", but then did "try" instead, because if you're like me (a perfectionist) and something is slightly off, you want to fiddle with anything you can to get that "perfect" reading. It's part of being self-aware. I know it's not healthy to micromanage and obsess over the INR reading, but that's where my mind goes first. It takes some reminding myself that it does not have to be perfect and fiddling with it too much will lead to worse things that a slightly imperfect reading. So, don't micromanage your INR, try not to micromanage yourself either.Don't just 'try not to micromanage' -- don't micromanage. It takes days for changes in INR to show up after a new dose. Changes of .5 or 1 mg are the most effective way to slowly change INR.
I'd sort of clarify this, its really a target and a range helps people understand the meaning ... but don't as long as you (not you Tom, but you 3rd person infinitive) don't think sitting on the edge of the range is a good thing then grasping that a range exists is helpful ... somehow though manufacturers who really do strive for minimal tolerances in components don't go with ranges but targets ... perhaps theres something in that ... same thing when I go out on the rifle range for practice ... I aim to hit the target in the center, not just the range.10. It's really a range not a target.
Accepting that a larger target IS the goal may make things easier for you