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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Oh! Baby: What's drugs got to do with it?

We'd all like to think that when our kids are born, they come out as perfect creatures and that they'll need nothing but love and encouragement. But sometimes, things aren't quite right. With Toddler in Chief, it was his heart. And along with heart surgeries, he takes a lot of medication. I don't like filling him with an assortment of drugs everyday, but I've gotten over that because I know that they keep him alive.

Some women I know have a hard time even giving their kids over-the-counter medicine when they are sick (although I do know at least one mom who gives her kids Benadryl when they fly, so that the kids will sleep). For us, we didn't have a choice and TIC's meds were from day one. We don't know a life without them.


  1. Yeah, I've been exploring this a lot lately. My 2.5-year-old son was a preemie and spent time in the NICU, so we were prepared for developmental delay. But now that we're hearing that he may have a neurological syndrome (which may have been what caused his prematurity), everything is a giant question mark. Lots of fun to live with.

  2. When my son was first diagnosed with ADHD I refused to let them put him on meds.But as time went buy and he got worse I let them. He has been an many different meds since he was 4 (he will be nine next week) They either did not help or they had bad side affects. One med even made him pee in bed because it knocked him out! The meds he is on now are hleping him and they don't have any bad side affects. But every time he complains of something being wrong with his body my firt thought is "is it the meds? I always have a erge to stop them but I know it is helping him. He also has been diagnosed with BIpolar now to. So he really does need them to keep him in control.