OK, I feel awful giving my son this stuff. I already feel like a bad mom because when he gets a cold it goes on for at least 2 weeks. (I have the dumb notion that "good moms" have kids who are always healthy). He has a stuffy/runny nose for a week, then it escalates to goopy eyes and dingy snot and other lovey true cold symptoms. A cold for him means major upheaval and disruption in our house. Anyway, after 10 nights of struggle and near-tears for me because ds can barely sleep and nurse, (meaning I get about 1 or 2 hours of sleep) I got some pedia sudafed for him. The directions say to consult a Dr. for use in children under 2. However, pharmacists are prohibited by law for giving medical advice about children under 2, and ds doesn't have a pediatrician. I've left 2 messages at the overburdened medi-cal clinic today and I wonder if I'll even get a call back. Oh yeah I've tried all other methods of clearing his nose. Our bedroom feels like a swamp because the vaporizer is on all night, every night, and we try like hell to suction out his nose. DS fights this so hard that me and dh TOGETHER can't even hold him still enough to do this. Has anyone here used sudafed on a toddler under 2? How much?
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2/21/07 at 5:35pm