Wednesday, May 07, 2008

This is why I can't work nights..

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.
(Moment later)
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.
Darric: Oh.....
Darric: I only gave him 2 teaspoons because I wasn't sure.
Me: (Sigh)

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.


Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness. My heart was racing when I was reading this. I can totally see Jed doing the same thing. I know exactly how you feel. So glad he did not give him
5 teaspoons. I hope his ears clear up soon. I am fighting ear infection after ear infection with Jadyn. They are no fun.


listplanit said...

Doesn't it just make you really hope that nothing ever happens to you? How would the children ever survive?

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad your husband called you after the 2nd teaspoon!

Kristin.... said...

Oh goodness. Glad he called before he gave him any more. oy.

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Taking monotony to a new level.

Also, that song you have linked is terribly unartistic and misogynistic.

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