March 1, 2005

Little Ill Pill

Maisy has Miscellaneous Low-Grade Toddler Fever and is languishing in my bed, breathing germs deep deep deep into the woof and weave of my pillow, watching Dee-Dee-Dora the Susplora, and suffering. I am a nervous wreck. I do not want to give her motrin for a mild case of the viral whatnots---if I give her motrin she will buck up and prance all over the house unstoppably cheerful and not let her body have ANY down time and she won't get well.

If I withhold the motrin, she will stay in bed and actually let her little body fight of the infection and be FINE in the morning...BUT. I am gun shy. That seizure, remember?? Happened because of mild viral whatnot, and I can't keep my brain from going down BAD PATHS, saying, what if what if what if...what if it spikes and she against ALL odds has another one and ends up in the emergency all day having brain scans and chest X-rays, thus sowing the seeds for a future doctor-hospital-phobia which means she will catch a double dose of my homeopathic fringe lunacy which will lead to her giving birth to my grandchildren in a water tank in an ashram while her scraggly bearded life-mate squats nearby, snorting echinacea and doing tantric pain chants to help her with the "discomfort" which will so enrage her that she'll climb out dripping and in stage three labor to kill him with the ceremonial hatchet the doula stuck under the water tank to "cut the pain in half." AND WHO COULD BLAME HER?

I better just give her the motrin.

Posted by joshilyn at March 1, 2005 6:35 AM

Oh my. That was the best homeopathic fringe rant ever!

Can you half dose her with some crushed motrin in orange juice? That's what I do when I think my son needs a little comfort medication... I usually give Tylenol.**

**This advice is give for informational purposes only. I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

Posted by: Heather McCutcheon at March 1, 2005 11:53 AM

Oh, sweets! I'm so sorry for you and the little lovely. Please give her big kisses, and if you want to keep her still and resting even after the Motrin, I find duct tape works wonders!

Posted by: Lani at March 1, 2005 1:13 PM

YES! DRUGS ARE GOOD! AND FRIENDLY! Hope she's better soon - and that you hang in there, too!

Posted by: Amy at March 1, 2005 5:02 PM

Put your mind at rest and call the doctor for his advice! If he says give her the motrin (or even half a dose), at least you know the medical training behind it should be sound...right!

feel bad for you and Maisie!
tell her get better soon.

Posted by: dee at March 1, 2005 7:48 PM