Mini Me has not been well. I was fairly certain it was just viral - runny nose and the works. Yesterday, she seemed very off and a bit warm, so I started alternating Motrin and Tylenol. At every interval that a medicine would be needed, she woke hysterical. Not good. So this morning we scheduled an appointment with the Doctor. Sure enough - ear infection. The lesser of 2 evils I suppose, as I was worried about the lungs.
A z-pac liquid was prescribed because she has shown an allergy to penicillin. We went to the pharmacy to pick it up. That was an experience in itself which I will leave for another time. I set her on the sink to let her play in the water stream - our new method for taking medicine. Works like a charm by the way. I read 3 tsps and think "wow, that seems like a lot". I didn't really commit the number the Dr. had told me since it would be on the medicine. After administering 2 tsps though, I look at the bottle again and realize there is no way we will have enough for 5 days at this rate.
I call the pharmacy. And guess what?! They mislabeled the damn thing! It was supposed to read 3 mL. I just gave my daughter more than 3X the recommended dosage and am seriously contemplating murder! They are going to call my Dr. and will get back to me... from there I heard BLAH BLAH BLAH. I hung up and immediately called the Dr. myself.
Thankfully this story ends well, and I wasn't willing to drag my children back out into the cold. Otherwise someone at that pharmacy was going to experience Susan in a way that few should E-V-E-R see. As it turns out, she will not be taking any additional dosages due to a random way to prescribe this particular medicine for a child that does not have frequent infections. I, however, still have this horrible lump in my throat, and feel like I could throw up. Thank Goodness, I thought to look at that again and trust my Mommy Instincts.
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