"MY NAME IS TINY GIRL,

"MY NAME IS TINY GIRL, AND I'M A BENADRYL ADDICT"

Tiny took ill this week, not seriously, but with an infection that affected her breathing enough to disrupt her sleep and to require the temporary use of an inhaler. As a bonus, we were authorized to give her a dose of Benadryl before bedtime to ease her sleeping (and symptoms), and, man, did that stuff hit the spot. Tiny slept like a log both nights we doped her up. The third day, we were able to discontinue the inhaler, so there was no further need for the Benadryl. No further medical need, that is. But the bottle was still on the counter. And I'd swear that medicine dropper was calling out to me. 'Come on, FD, let me hook you up." Of course, we resisted the temptation. But you have to wonder if there are parents out there dosing their toddlers with nighttime cold medicines just to get themselves a good night sleep . . . anyone care to fess up?

July 22, 2004 | Permalink | Subscribe to RSS

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