Daylight Savings Means Adjusting Med Times

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. One of the more annoying things humans have done is come up with daylight savings time. I’ve been told it served a purpose many years ago when a lot of people lived on farms & we had what was called a “rural economy”.  Today though, most humans live in big cities & towns, daylight savings doesn’t make much sense. Besides, the epilepsy monster doesn’t care what time it is.

Like all canine epilepsy warriors, I must take my medications every twelve hours. I’m fortunate that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a home based business because that means huMom is almost always here with me.  Making the switch in the spring & fall is easy because huMom simply maintains the twelve hour interval regardless of what the clock says. My 11 o’clock dose becomes a 10 o’clock dose for several months. Then it goes back to 11 o’clock, but it’s always really been the same time & twelve hours apart.

This past year has been unusual & a lot of humans were told to stay home to help fight the spread of Covid-19. For those of you who are still staying home, you can simply do what huMom & I do.

For those of you who can’t wait an hour to give meds, you’ll need to make a slow adjustment in the week before the time change. That means right now. if you can start tonight (Monday) you’ll have until Sunday morning to adjust & since it’s spring, you’ll want to delay giving meds for, in this case, ten minutes per evening. So, tonight you wait until 10:10, & the next morning when you administer the meds give them also at 10:10. Tuesday night go to 10:20, next morning also at 10:20 & repeat this, adding ten minutes until you’ve reached the full hour.

If there was more time you could adjust by only 5 minutes & slow the transition. Mark your calendar for the fall change now if that’s a better idea for your epi warrior.

Now you’ll have to excuse me, I need extra naps this week to make up for the hour I will lose Saturday night. 😉

CEO Olivia

 

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