I'm old enough that it seems weird to be buying medical supplies from a website that made its debut not so long ago selling books over the Internets. They've come a long way since then, of course, and have done quite a job integrating a bunch of other vendors into their corporate empire on a sharecropping basis, which is why I'm buying a 12-roll box of surgical tape and a five-pack of Mepilex through them. This indirectly helps P, of course, because generally speaking what is good for Amazon.com is good for P, and that's another reason to do it this way. The fact that it's less expensive than buying it from a local vendor (that I can't find anyway) is the main reason I'm doing it like this, but doing good for family is also good. The stuff arrive in a week, and in the meantime I can make do with stuff from Walmart.
Of course, with my luck, Walmart will have Mepilex in stock when I get there in about half an hour. We'll see. Time to pack it up and go.
UPDATE Psssh. They didn't even have surgical sponges and tape, but then again the place looked like the Red Army had made a quick provisioning stop on the way to Frankfurt. The refrigerated foodz locker was pretty bare, and a lot of other shelves were looking pretty picked over as well. Wound up having to stop by CVS on the way home.