I'm so tired. It's 3am and the banana is still wired and giving belly raspberries. Which is frustrating but awfully damn precious.
Julia just had herself one heck of a coughing fit, almost to the point where she's vomiting. So - realizing it was 6 hours later - gave her another dose of her Tussin with Codeine.
At this point - AFTER I give it to her I realize that it's prescribed to give as ONE dose at bedtime - not every 6 hours. So what the hell - Now I'm O'ding my kids on codeine????
Like the painfully unprepared dork that I am - I grab the computer and look up poison control - AND robitussin/codeine overdose info. in the meantime - danny smarty pants has taken the bottle and gone into another room. i'm cursing him under my breath for not helping... and then 2 minutes later he walks back in and informs of what the pharmacist just told him... apparently I won't be going to hell for overdosing her. It is safe to be prescribed every 6 hours... so she should be absolutely fine. He was just concerned that it only lasted 6 hours - when it should hold her over all night.
Ummm - sorry Dan.
Now - I know you all love Dan and are decided on the fact that I'm a psychotic b i t ch - and you're right. BUT here is Dan's rationale for not calling Poison Control: they track that information and would report us to CPS and we'd lose our kids. Yeah- he's rational! ;) I did point out that it's the parents ODing their kids and NOT calling poison control that are the CPS problem... not parents who are too stupid and tired to read the label before giving their kids their actual prescribed meds. Those moms just get taken away by trained medical staff and get to go sleep in a luxorious hotel room with lots of drugs of their own to help them sleep in a big fluffy bed with a crisp, clean white down comforter. then they bring you yummy, healthy professional chef catered meals when you want them. oH yeah - and good desserts. then you get to sleep some more. Right????? right?????????????????? right?????????????????????????