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Medications? Persciption or OTC?

I have my godson a lot so I have all medications I would need for a two year. Well his grandmother heard his mom and I talking about how I just got him more teething tablets and Motrin. She had a HUGE fit about how no one should ever be allowed to give someone else's kids meds.

I feel like if I trust someone with my kids then They should be able to give them any medications my kids may need.

So how do you feel? Is it ok or not?

Small edit:
I have him 3-5 days a week and over night at least 3 days a week and have since he was 2 weeks old. His daycare calls me before mom. I keep clothes, meds, toys, and everything else he could need here. Her mother is aware of all this and for whatever reason decided to throw a fit.

Ok I keep getting asked why I have him so much so I will add that here. 3-5 days a week was the original plan when he was 2 weeks old. Mom is on and off drugs. Unstable, bounces from man to man, crack house to crack house. I now have him 24/7. She comes once a week or so to see him. She has never taken him to the doctor, she has never cared for him when he was sick, she has picked him up from day 2 or 3 times (he has been there since he was 9 weeks). I get like $200-500 a month (sometimes) from mom to cover cost. Mom gets WIC so I use that she only renews it but I don't think she has ever uses her WIC. I would love to adopt him but I'm currently only asking for guardianship because I'm afraid if I ask for adoption she will take him and run off. This way I can limit her taking him anywhere till she is "better". I would love for her to turn her life around and have him full time but I don't see that happening. Her family has nothing to do with him and his father could be anyone. Hope that clears some things up :)
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by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Val99
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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If I had a child in my home for that amount of time, I would expect to be able to give them medication when necessary, whether prescription or non-prescription.

ohyouknow
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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Permission first! 

I don't mind if they dispense the meds, but they can't just go buying it and start giving it to them without talking to me first!

momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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I have taken him to the doctor more then his mother. I know him better then her and can list everything he is sensitive to.

Quoting momto2boys973:

Only OK if approved by the parents. What if he child is allergic to the medication? My son is allergic to penicillin, for example.
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momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM
I'm aware and he doesn't get it often. I wouldn't give him anything I wouldn't give my kids.

Quoting christina0607:

Motrin is very hard on a persons stomach and can cause ulcers with prolonged use....it should be used very sparingly even in adults. 

But I'm not a medicater. I don't medicate for every little fever. 

Quoting momoftwo0406:

It's not all just for teething I just needed to replace those to things at the same time. I don't think Morton and teething tablets are out of line for teething. This kid always runs fevers when his teeth bother him.



Quoting christina0607:

Well I do....but I would question and loose trust in someone wanting to give so much for simple teething. 


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momto2boys973
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Quoting momoftwo0406:



"I have taken him to the doctor more then his mother. I know him better then her and can list everything he is sensitive to."

I still think you need to consult with the mother. It's a phone call, what's the big deal?
Jade_Lufercus
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I would allow my in-laws to. No one else. There has only been one time they had one of my boys over night, it was while I was in the hospital with our second and I wanted my husband to stay with us one night. My FIL is a nurse, I'd let him medicate me, lol. Where as, my mother is ALSO a nurse, but I'd double check her advice with him before acting on it.

christina0607
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Positive. Ibuprofen is not a safe medication.  Prolonged use can even lead to intestinal bleeding.  


Are you sure you're not confusing Motrin with aspirin? 

Quoting christina0607:

Motrin is very hard on a persons stomach and can cause ulcers with prolonged use....it should be used very sparingly even in adults. 

But I'm not a medicater. I don't medicate for every little fever. 

Quoting momoftwo0406:

It's not all just for teething I just needed to replace those to things at the same time. I don't think Morton and teething tablets are out of line for teething. This kid always runs fevers when his teeth bother him.

Quoting christina0607:

Well I do....but I would question and loose trust in someone wanting to give so much for simple teething. 




Make someone happy today, mind your own business.

Bookwormy
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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My DD stays mainly with Grandpa & occassionally with BFF if not with us. She has epilepsy, asthma, & anaphylaxis food allergies. She travels with all the meds she needs. If she is taking them regularly or in an emergency, one better be prepared to use them! If one can't give the meds, one can't sit with DD.
momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM
What do you do for fevers then?

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

I think in your case it is okay. I normally ask that others call me before giving meds like motrin/tylenol because we don't treat for fevers and such. Teething tablets weren't a big deal.

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AutymsMommy
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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Yes - if it's someone I trust with my children, I trust them with their medications. Now, if my child required specialized medical attention at home (such as my son after his lung surgery), I would probably not leave him with anyone because it went beyond the typical "give him this much, at this time" and extended into changing the dressing over the incision site and keeping a close eye out for certain symptoms, but if it were simply the standard "medicine"? Yes, I would and yes, I have before.

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee














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