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littlemommy
09-30-2011, 07:44 AM
I've posted about this mom several times-her insisting on dcb wearing shoes, her imaginary food allergies that he has, and now about her pain killer addiction.

Ever since dcb started when he was 8 months old, she has said every day that his teeth are bugging him. She used to use Orajel every single day and wanted me to. I never did because of the dangers of it. Now she is telling me that he "lives on Tylenol" and "can't function if it's not in his veins." Every morning she reminds me that he has Tylenol and teething gel in his bag, and that I should rotate those every couple hours.

Of course I don't...I actually don't give him anything while he's here because he needs a break from it. Is this something that needs to be reported to a professional that can tell her straight? I try telling her facts and she blows them off.

Blackcat31
09-30-2011, 07:47 AM
:eek::eek::eek: Is she not aware of the long term affects of Tylenol useage?!? :eek::eek:

I changed my med rule a few years ago that I do NOT ever. ever. ever. medicate a child while in my care because I do not want the liabilty. If they are so bad they need any meds, then stay home with them. I will not give any meds for any reason.

I am still going :eek::eek: to the amount and frequency of medication she wants to give her child!!

....and yeah, I would seriously think about reporting this to your licensor.

nannyde
09-30-2011, 07:57 AM
Tell her no and that she isn't allowed to keep him on daily tylenol. It's dangerous and reportable.

sharlan
09-30-2011, 07:58 AM
Long term use of Tylenol causes kidney and liver damage.

New research shows that long-term use of acetaminophen -- sold under the brand name Tylenol -- harms kidneys. This research was conducted on 1,700 women, and spanned 11 years. Overall, it showed that 10% of the women experienced a decline in their kidney function, indicating that their kidneys were being harmed by this over-the-counter painkiller. Women who took between 1,500 and 9,000 tablets over their lifetimes raised their risk of kidney impairment by 64%, and women who took more than 9,000 tablets increased their risk even further. This is yet more evidence of the dangers of consuming over-the-counter painkillers on a frequent basis. As a whole, over-the-counter painkillers are responsible for killing over 40,000 Americans each year -- that includes aspirin, acetaminophen, and other painkillers.

This research doesn't even mention the extreme liver damage caused by NSAIDs -- which are anti-inflammatory drugs.

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littlemommy
09-30-2011, 07:59 AM
Yesterday I had a prenatal appt with my midwife, and she asked how it went. I told her it went well. She said I'm crazy for wanting to go through labor without drugs and that I won't make it. I told her I did it fine with my son and it was such a great experience. She rolled her eyes and said "well if I can get drugs for anything I'm getting them."

He usually gets really cranky after being here a few hours. Possible from the Tylenol wearing off from the morning dose that she gave him? I'm going to call my licensing lady and ask her opinion.

Heidi
09-30-2011, 08:34 AM
How about Benidryl? Can I just give them ALL Benidryl? just kidding...

littlemommy
09-30-2011, 08:39 AM
How about Benidryl? Can I just give them ALL Benidryl? just kidding...

That's exactly what she would say.