Sunday, January 20, 2008

More on being sick

Thanks for giving info regarding meds, etc...I have been doing Motrin/Tylenol at the same time, only cause my friends said it was okay, so I believed them, but always nice to know it is really ok. My doctor said the same thing. We ended up going first thing on Friday morning...I just couldn't take it, I it was something more than a cold. So, Todd and I packed up a tired & Cranky Justin and headed for the Pediatrian (45 miles away) would ask why he is so far away....We live in a small town (where everyone's business is shared, and I just like having a Pro-Nursing doctor and one who I know keeps up on the recent events, etc.....

So, he had an ear infection, we got on antibiotics...and they said he could take the motrin/tylenol, medication that was prescribed, and could take 1/4 teaspoon of Dimetapp or Triaminic "cold & allergy" for children. I thought it was interesting that we could use children's meds at the age of 11 months, but it seems to be working.

Daddy has been sick, and as luck would have it, I woke up Saturday AM with the sore throut, etc. So, since I was still feeling so, so...and desperately needed to get out of the house, we went to town to get groceries. Upon getting home I had the cold to the bone - hotter than hot on the outside sick going on. We all three fell asleep at about 6pm....Justin and I went in the bedroom at 8pm, and then he woke up about 5 times by 9:30, so I decided he needed his own space, off to his own crib...I got some sleep for about 2 hours, then back to our bed he came....needless to say we were up at 4am this morning with Justin....I got in about a 1/2 nap at 6am. Off to bed soon.

We are surviving and learning a lot. I really had no idea how awful it would be for all of us to be sick, but the worry a mother has for her child when they are sick. It is really overwhelming. Thanks for the advice....

1 comment:

J K L M N O P said...

Hi Alicia,

I am so sorry to hear you are all sick.

I'm not a big medicine pusher either, but it is necessary sometimes. I have found Pharmacists to be very helpful in knowing what, when and how to give over the counter whenever Jay or I have been in doubt about what is safe, helpful ....! They are often more up to date than a lot of doctors.

We hope you all get well soon.