Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Soo how bad are the 2 month injections? Is she gonna be crabby all day?
  2. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Outside of the initial screaming fit right after the jab, C has actually been great after all of his shots so far. The only noticeable difference each time was that he was really tired which meant he napped great afterwards. They should give you theTylenol dosage for her weight at the appointment so definitely give her that if she seems extra cranky afterwards.
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  3. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    A was inconsolable for 20ish minutes after and was a bit crankier off & on for the rest of the day. She slept amazing that night.
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  4. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    E was totally fine after all shots (she’s now 2) except fever/sad after 4 month ones.
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  5. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Oh if you can have N or someone with you, that'd be good. I took A alone to the 2 month shots and that sucked. C had the day off so he came to her 4 month ones yesterday and they went much smoother. She handled them better, but it was also helpful to have extra hands to help get her dressed and carry her stuff.
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    M screamed so loudly that 3 other nurses came in to check on him. And the one who gave him the shots was supposed to be the best at baby shots, so said he kept her humble. He was completely fine by the time we got home.

    When I solo parent a trip to his doctor, it’s stroller all the way.

    R just got vomited on the third time since Thursday. Fortunately (I think) it looks like it was all nasal drainage and M went right back to sleep afterwards.
  7. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    D was pretty terrible with his 2mos shots. Screamed so bad he started to hold his breath. Took a little while to calm down, but i cant remember gim3being too worse for the wear after that. S barely cried. I nursed her right away (or as they did it?) And she maybe let out a squeak but was fine.
  8. deet

    deet Chicken

    Depends on the kid @moose. Both of my kids had totally different experiences.

    Apparently when they're four, shots haunt their every waking moment, so you're good for now even if your baby cries for a hot second :lol:
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  9. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Poor A cannot catch a break. She has a double ear infection, which I guess is better than her winding up with a case of secondary bacterial pneumonia like I was worried about. Bad news is she becomes a screaming, writhing mess when we get anywhere near her with the amoxicillin. Any tips? She is crazy strong and very good at projectile spitting. By this age, R liked the taste so wasn't any trouble. I used to sneak Tylenol, etc in while A was nursing, but she's resistant to that now.
  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    How old is she? We had to resort to bribing C with pieces of chocolate to take his medicine.
  11. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    She is two and DGAF when we tried bribing her with M&Ms this morning. Maybe we will try letting her have one of the chocolate turkeys we got from Trader Joe's.
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Oh man. Good luck!
  13. deet

    deet Chicken

    G did this and they gave us another medicine to try... also, I had to get really forceful with it. Like a headlock (a gentle one) where I was clearly in control, and caught him by surprise so he wasn't already hysterical. Put it far back in the mouth and squeezed. All in under like 3 seconds.
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  14. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    @deet can you come over and show me your mom ninja moves? 7pm would be great, kthx!!!!
  15. deet

    deet Chicken

    Hahahaha, I learned from a daycare teacher that was also a mom.

    But, I also wonder if an actual stranger would have a better chance at sneak attacking the kid LMAO.
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  16. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Does your pharmacy offer flavoring? Not sure if that would help.
  17. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    @ClamJam we just went through this with C and his ear infection and the augmentin. The only thing that worked for us was hiding it in his yogurt. Chose a fruit flavor (it went best in strawberry) to mask the taste.
  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What flavor did they give her? There’s a bubblegum flavoring that is common as cow pies but literally no kid likes it.
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  19. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    We mix it with a little bit of water and call it muscle water, to make us strong and healthy when we are sick or hurting. It works! We add Motrin too, if needed.
  20. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    A drop of food colouring has saved me many a time in making medicine or food magical enough for E to eat when she’s refusing and bribes have failed.
  21. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Well, I cried almost as much as she did. Her eyes were so wide, she was definitely shocked. She was okay for a little bit but now she’s back to inconsolable.
  22. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Aww moose, I hope she feels better soon.
  23. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I think it’s just super sore because if I hold her still, she’s okay
  24. RogueLlama

    RogueLlama Chicken

    @moose poor you and her! E was inconsolable for hours after his two month shots. I gave him some Tylenol, iced his legs and had to eventually find a way to hold him that didn’t have anything touching where his dtap shot was since it was very red and swollen at that spot.
  25. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    This stuff is a bubblegum flavor. I'm not sure if it's the flavor that is the issue, because she hated before she ever smelled/tasted it. Tonight we got her to take it by mixing it 1:2 with passion fruit La Croix. So in other news, it turns out A is yet again affirming her basic status.
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