Breaking Yom Tov to Obtain Vital Medication
If I discover during a multi-day Yom Tov that I am out of my medication that I take to prevent seizures, does that justify breaking Yom Tov and driving to the pharmacy to obtain a refill? If I were to miss a dose or two, the chance I could have a seizure is very slim, but it exists. And if I did have a seizure, the chance that I could die or cause someone else’s death is very slim, but it exists. It is perhaps a 1 in 10,000 chance, but that is still greater than nothing. The only way I can get these pills is to go in person to the pharmacy, which is too far to be a practical walk. And I cannot get a non-Jew to do it for me either.