Monday, March 7, 2011

Things are Looking Up

Yeah!  Today is the first day in a week that I haven't had to clean up vomit or diarrhea.  I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that this continues.  Izzy's appetite has also returned and she's almost eating the same amount during a meal.  She's getting a bit more breast milk and weaning is still on hold to keep up her fluid intake but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Thank you for all the well wishes mommies!

In other new, she has two lower molars coming in and all four canine teeth are visible from the front of the gum line but haven't erupted yet.  As you can guess this has made her extra sensitive to just about everything.  She's be extra clingy and I haven't been able to work on any of my "to do list".  Unfortunately, no go on the Ergo carrier, it had to be mommy's arms only.  Hubby came home to see my partial attempt at cleaning the kitchen.  The good sport he is he rushed out to the drug store for some Oragel, just in case.  I haven't tried any since her first tooth came in but rather opted for chilled teether and gum massagers to distract her from the pain.  I am in the camp to only resort to medication as a last resort.

So mommies, how do you feel about medications?  Tylenol before vaccines? Oragel for teething?  Etc?  What are your two cents?  Join in on the conversation.


  1. After struggling with nights of teething pain I highly recommend Hylands homeopathic teething gel. There is no numbing agent like the Oragel and he doesn't fight the taste like Oragel. It really has helped Nathan

  2. Bourbon and Beer! LOL. Just kidding, I stick with Little Noses. I am following you GFC via the blog hop, and I would love you to come visit me as well at Right now I am hosting a mid-week blog hop that I would love for you to come be a part of! Have a wonderful day! -Jen~Makobi Scribe

  3. I use Motrin... works so much better for my kids than tylenol

    I am your newest follower, from Follow Me Chickadee. I would love to have you follow me as well :)

  4. I hope your little one feels back to normal soon!

    Me and my husband fight a lot about the medication issue. He is very liberal with medication and will treat symptoms even when the kids aren't fussy. I try to wait until absolutely necessary for any meds and use natural methods to relieve discomfort until then (like honey for sore throats after age one and letting a fever ride until over 102., etc).

    I really haven't seen much benefit with mild-moderate symptoms being treated. I don't even use meds on me anymore and have found that colds don't affect me as much now that i'm adjusted what colds feel like.

  5. @CaveGirl I thinks she's over it. She actually had a normal poopie today woot woot! Luckily, my husband defers to my "professional" advice on health issues with Izzy. Even though I'm an adult nurse and not a peds nurse. (Shrug) Works for me, I don't mind "wearing the pants" when it comes to these things. I hope you and you hubby are able to get on the same page. Thanks for commenting.


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