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Feel like SUCH a bad mother...

My two daughters are on antibiotics for ear infections. They are aged 1 and 3. The past week has been a blur of kids crying, me rocking them to sleep, etc etc. This morning I woke up and realized that I didn't give the girls their antibiotics at all yesterday. That's 2 missed doses each. I'm not sure if I should give them more today or not. Left doc a message but he hasnt called back yet. I feel sooooooo awful that I forgot this! :'-( Anyone ever have a similar situation?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 AM on Dec. 31, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (17)
  • Just give them there meds and things will be fine. We as mommas we have off days it's fine your not a bad momma your doing the best you can in a 24 hour period. Keep your head up and things will work just fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Yep. It happens. Just give them their meds. as per usual. The antibiotics usually stay in their systems longer then you think anyway. :) Stop beating yourself up. And put a spiral notebook in your kitchen to write down the meds and times. You are human. You will forget.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Most of the instructions that come with antibiotics say that if you miss a dose, to just get back on the regular schedule. So that's what I would do. Just begin again to give them as per instructions.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:31 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • it happens mama, dont feel bad...just keep going and hang in there.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 8:35 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Hey they're still alive aren't they? Around here we count that as a good day :)

    Answer by Nyx7 at 8:43 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Just give them the meds as you should today it is okay better to under med then over!! Relax and I hope they feel better sooN!

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 8:47 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • give yourself a break, forgetting is part of mommyhood, just begin them back on the regular dose, and maybe take a bath when they nap, LOL! Good luck mom, makes for fun holidays, huh?

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:21 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • your not an awful mother. Your human and made a mistake. You have a full plate, probably just as tired and cranky as the babies and it slipped your mind. Mom don't beat yourself up. Not a single one of us on here is perfect and without mistakes and don't listen to those ones that will point out that you made a mistake cause they themselves are so wonderful. Cause they lie.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:33 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Just resume as normal today. You aren't a bad mother - any of us could have forgot with a hectic world as that! I feel for you and hope they are better soon and you can get some sleep!

    Answer by RutterMama at 9:49 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Yep just give it to them as usual today, they'll be fine. I NEVER forgot my children's meds...yeah, right. And if you believe THAT, I have this bridge for sale...ROTFLMAO!

    Answer by pagan_mama at 10:56 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

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