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#1 - My state has a "right of first refusal" clause, such that custodial parents aren't allowed to arrange childcare for kids if the non-custodial parent is available and willing to parent them. If your state doesn't promote that right, you should be contacting all your legislators about it!
#2 - Now that Mom has set the precedent of allowing your SS to spend this time with his father, I cannot imagine a rational judge siding with her in saying that the child must return to daycare because of their difference of opinion on an over-the-counter medicine.
Also, look online. Some OTC allergy medicine was recently in the news because it's permanently destroying people's sense of smell...
Thanks for all the information on allergies and the way that this medication works! I did follow the link to learn more about Zyrtec. It does make me feel better about giving it to him. Part of the reason that I think DSS mom is so concerned about his allergies is that she has A LOT of allergies herself. I can see her point that if he isn't getting the build up of medication from the constant Zyrtec and if he is allergic to something at her house that it could be a problem when we skip doses. I didn't realize that this was the way it worked. I still would really like for him to see an allergist. That way we could find out what (if anything) he was allergic to. Maybe he would just need it seasonally or maybe we could limit exposure to certain things. It would be really nice to know and it would solve the whole debate because (obviously) if he has seasonal allergies it would be better for him to have the medicine.
Oh and I explained how the Zyrtec worked to DH and he seems much more understanding.
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