Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Challenge Part 3 - Mommy Instincts

I had a whole other post just about ready, but it will have to be postponed.  I am too wound up for that at the moment.

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. 

On with a happier thought... please don't forget to register for a chance to win a new Melissa and Doug toy.  The raffle ends tonight at midnight.  Melissa and Doug will ship the Animal Rescue Shape Sorter directly to you in plenty of time for Christmas!  A new fun giveaway and review ready to start soon as well!


  1. Oh my goodness! That is scary. I am glad you caught it before you gave her multiple doses. Mother's instinct is always correct. Hope your day gets better!

    1. Thanks, Jessica. I think the lump from my throat is finally gone!

  2. OH My!! I would of been SOOO Upset also!!! Bless your heart!! Glad you caught it!!

  3. Mistakes like that are horrible! I would make sure you make sure the pharmacist knows about the mistake so they can double check their procedures. Many doctors will also email prescriptions to the pharmacy to minimize errors. So glad you trusted yourself and Mini-Me is ok.

  4. I have had that happen a couple of times with the pharmacy. I have finally switched to a new one and love it!!

  5. Just thought I would let you all know she is fine despite some messy diapers :). I spoke to the pharmacy district manager today and let her know I wouldn't be back. She assured me that they care and will do everything in their power to ensure it doesn't happen again. I hope so for other clients' sakes!

  6. Hey Susan!
    I finally posted my blog award post--hopefully it'll send some traffic your way! Thanks for nominating me!

    p.s. I love your background!


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