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My 9m/o DS burned his sweet little hand on a hot grill lid yesterday while DH was cooking out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: We ended up in the ER--it was blistering and he was in so much pain. Anyway, while we were there, the ER ped gave him tylenol with codeine AND morphine. I was extremely skeptical, particularly about the morphine, which came after the tylenol, and was pretty persistent that he tell me exactly what the risks were, if this was standard procedure, etc. He was really very nice and encouraged me to ask questions and voice concerns but assured me that it was really very low-risk and would help tremendously to relieve DS's pain,esp. while dressing the burn. After watching him screaming in pain for 45 minutes, of course, anything that would relieve his pain sounded good. So, my baby was high as a kite for the rest of the night. They also sent us home with a prescription for the tylenol 3 or whatever it is, and I have given it to him twice since getting home last night--I just still feel so uneasy about it. I do not want him to be in pain! But are these drugs OK? WWYD?
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to give my DD something like that if she were in pain. I never want her to suffer needlessly. That is a very safe drug for little ones.
 

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I feel strongly that pain should be medicated if needed. If he's hurting and it's helping, I'd keep it up.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Hope he feels better soon!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you and DS<br>
I'd give him the meds in this circumstance, too. I hope he feels better soon!
 

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They give morphine to moms when they have a c-section, and tylenol 3 (although there was a recent caution about that, but I think that was after the moms body metabolized it quickly, that it was causing problems with the baby). Those drugs get into breastmilk, and the babies are ok.<br><br>
Remember also that they are giving you a dose that is ok for a child that size as well.<br><br>
I hope your baby heals soon!
 
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