Sunday, July 3, 2011

Recent nightly routine...

Last night I brought the kids home from dinner at my parents house. I got them in their PJ's and then started to get all of their medications together all at once. I usually just do them without thinking, but since I was on my own tonight (Rod was out with friends) I was trying to do it all at once.

That is when it hit me. My kids have A LOT of meds to take right now. This is crazy!

Here is a list of what is shown in the picture from last night...

1) The Princess' antibiotic for a sinus infection. She has about 3-4 days left.
2) Tylenol for The Princess. She also has an ear infection and was complaining of pain.
3) The spacer for The Princess' inhalers.
4) Singulair. This is for The Princess' asthma/allergies. She takes this once per day.
5) Ear drops. The Princess has a current ear infection (ear tubes + ear infection = leaky ear). Used once per day for 7 days.
6) Flovent. Used for The Princess' asthma, twice daily.
7) Albuterol. Also used for The Princess' asthma. Used as needed, latelty has been 2-3 times per day.
8) The Superhero's blood glucose meter. Of course we must check his BG before bed. :-)
9) Xopenex. Used for The Superhero's "croupy" cough lately. 2 or more times per day. Will be seeing a pulmonologist soon.
10) Pulmicort. Used 2x per day for The Superhero's coughing.
11) Container used to put breathing meds into, and then hooked up to the SVN machine.
12) Triaminic cough medicine. Has been helping reduce his cough.
13) Flonase. Nasal steroid for The Superhero. 2x per day.
14) Allegra for The Superhero's allergies.

Yep. This is what our life consists of. I never would have thought this is what our "nightly routine" would consist of.

So thankful I get to have a BREAK this week. Rod and I are going away KID FREE! And as much as I LOVE my kids, I just can't wait to get away!

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Dysphagia. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Valerie said...

Enjoy your time away! I think taking breaks is good for the soul :)

Amy said...

Oh my, Tracy! That is quite a load of medicine. The photo only shows the preparation, and as a mother, I know too well how long the 'dispensing' pf these things take. Ugh.

YOU, my dear, are the SUPERMAMA!!!!

Have an awschum time this week and enjoy the respite.

Lora said...

Holy meds!!! Wait, where are your?? lol

Glad your getting away :) Can't wait to hear about it.

Alexis Nicole said...

Oh my god! That was us before J got dxed. Synsyre was on like 10 meds for his asthma and sinuses.

(((Hugs)) hope everyone started feeling better!

Tracy1918 said...

Oh for cryin' out loud! Wow!

And I don't think that list even included the insulin!

Misty said...

Oh Tracy! So glad that you are getting a much needed getaway!

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