This has been a tough week. Levi was sick for several days with a cough, fever, throwing up, then Noah got it. Noah seems to be susceptible to pneumonia, and after about 2 days of a cold, we ended up taking him to the ER. He was breathing heavily and having trouble waking up. Totally freaked me out. Thankfully, the fever was what was making him non-responsive and not something worse, but they checked his lungs and got him on meds before things could progress any further. I am hoping by the weekend we can stop the round-the-clock medications.
I mean, as a parent, you hear about "over medicating" your kids, so I try very hard not to overdo the Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Then, the doctor at the ER looks at me like I'm a total idiot and don't know that a high fever can make a child act like Noah was acting that night. I mean, in my own defense, I've had 3 other children who have had high fevers in their lives, and I've never had one of them act like that, buy hey, WHATEVER! So, now I am giving Ibuprofen and Tylenol every 2-3 hours, alternating, and giving that cough medicine regularly. It is a lot to remember - which one did I give last??? How many hours has it been???? Especially in the middle of the night - what if I give him more than I should???? Oh boy!
Well, then I remembered that a good friend (Kim) got me this really cool timer when Levi was born. It's called an Itzbeen timer. It has 4 different timers on it, a night light, and a switch that says L or R for breastfeeding moms to remember which side they fed on at the last feeding. I used this timer constantly when I was nursing, especially the first few weeks. But it has been in my cabinet ever since, unused. I was going to keep it and pass it on to someone someday that may be pregnant with one of my grandchildren. . . . . . Anyway, that's a different post entirely! I pulled that timer out and it has worked like a charm helping me to remember which medicines I gave last and how long "itzbeen"!!!! (At least until Levi got a hold of it and reset all the timers, but after throwing a fit, I got over it and got back on schedule).
I don't know where Kim got this timer from, but I'm sure you could Google it. It would make a really cool gift for an expecting mom!