Parent *A* has full custody of 9 yr old child. Parent *B* has visits every other weekend. Child goes to *B*'s house for visit, talks to *A* the next day. Child tells *A* over the phone that he's had a severe cough (no cough at all before visit) and that *B* gave him cough syrup and an inhaler on Friday.
Child doesn't have asthma, no sign of cough at all before going that night to *B*'s. *B* is known to complain regularly that child goes there with a cough or cold (never witnessed by the primary *A*) and gives child cough medicine often. *A* suspects that the sleepy medicine is given to "calm" the behavioral disordered child, but cannot prove it.
*B* emails after they hear child mention the inhaler to *A*.
Just wanted to clarify a few things. Child has had a horrible cough since he got in my car yesterday.
He laid down for bed and couldn't get to sleep because of the cough. I gave him robitussin cold and cough as well as two puffs of an Albuteral 5mg inhaler. Before giving him the inhaler I called my pharmacy to make sure it was ok with his medicine. Perfectly safe and much needed.
Curious on your opinions? The only medication he is prescribed is Abilify for his behavioral issues. This is a very healthy child, rarely ever gets sick.