We’ve had a scary couple of weeks, waiting on some tests for one of our cats, Felix. He’s been coughing alot lately and the doctor was concerned that it was related to his heart, with the worst-case scenario being the onset of congestive heart failure. But a visit today with the veterinary cardiologist showed that his heart wasn’t the problem (thank God!).
So with that ruled out, the doctor prescribed something called Theophylline, which is also a popular drug for treating bronchitis in humans. He asked where I wanted it filled, so I directed him to phone the prescription into our neighborhood Walgreen’s pharmacy.
Later that evening, when informed of his privacy rights under HIPAA, Felix purred contentedly, no doubt assured that he would not be unduly harassed by marketers.