Right now, because of daycare options, I work late on Tuesday nights, which means Darric does the nighttime routine. Well, Monday Jordan came down with an ear infection (his first) and he is now on amoxicillin. Before I left for work I made sure to tell Darric the jist...1)Give Jordan his antibiotic around 9:00. 2)Give it to him with a snack. 3)Make sure you shake it really well. and 4) Only give him 1 teaspoon. I called around 9:30 to check in and this is how the conversation went.
Darric: How much medicine is he suppose to get?
Me: 1 teaspoon, why?
Darric: Are you sure?
Me: Yes, 1 teaspoon...WHY?
Darric: It says 5 teaspoonful...
Me: What??? No it doesn't!
Darric: Yes it does, it says five 1 teaspoonful.
Me: That doesn't make sense. (Pause as I search for the vision in my brain of what I actually saw on the prescription bottle..Heart starting to pound)
Darric: It does. Hang on I'll go check.
Darric: It says five 1 teaspoonful by mouth twice a day.
At this point, I'm now remembering this particular label.
The pharmacy had cut of the first letter off. My DH was assuming it said FIVE....
Me: GIVE! GIVE! It says GIVE 1 teaspoonful by mouth.
Me: Sooo, HOW MUCH DID YOU GIVE HIM?
Darric: I only gave him 2 teaspoons because I wasn't sure.
You can now swallow your heart like I did when I thought my husband gave my 31 pound, 2 year old child 5 teaspoons of amoxicillin.