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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Dear Codeine, I Love You
This morning, he woke up crying. Then screaming, whining, and general mayhem ensued. He wouldn't eat breakfast, he wouldn't eat lunch. He also wouldn't drink anything, or even swallow his own saliva. By noon, his mouth was held open and drool was pouring out.
I put him back on the Tylenol with Codeine. Regular Tylenol isn't cutting it, and the child is in so much pain he can't swallow. Within an hour of the medication, he was eating, chatting, and smiling again.
I'm going to give the medication another few days before trying to wean him off the pain medication again- the poor little guy needs a break!