I feel so bad now...I am a horrible mommy

@lilybug (21145)
United States
November 14, 2007 8:00pm CST
I forgot to give my 9 month old daughter her allergy medicine yesterday. I guess I was too distracted with my tooth pain. She woke up this morning all snotty. Now I know why she woke up every 2 hours last night. I am such a bad mommy. I gave it to her right away this morning, but she is still all snuffly. Poor baby! Do you ever forget to give your kids their medicine?
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
dont feel to bad, we are human and it is normal that we forget. sometimes we even forget to drink our own medications. i have a white board and write all the medications my child needs specially if they are sick. so everytime i see the white board it reminds me to give the medicine. it is written there the time, the amount and the name of the medicine. hope that tip will help you
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
That reminds me it is time for me to take my antibiotic. I am glad I read this post just now. And thanks for the tip.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
happy to help in anyway i can. hugs
@beaniegdi (1966)
15 Nov 07
Poor you with your tooth, I know how painful that can be and hope it is better soon. I am sorry your daughter has an allergy but you are a good mom because you are upset that you forgot her medicine. A bad mom would be someone who wouldn't care that they had. We all forget things sometimes but why not make a chart and tick it when you have given her her medicine, if you get used to checking it each day you will see if you have missed giving it. It is hard enough looking after a young baby with everything that has to be done but especially hard when you are in pain yourself. My sons are grown up now but I am sure along the way I would have forgotten to give them medicine. I hope she sleeps better for you tonight.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
My tooth is feeling much better now that I have an antibiotic from the dentist. It is really helping. Thank you for your kind words.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
15 Nov 07
Hello and god evening Lilybug. My son take medicine every day. He is 16 years old. But still need his mother to remember. However mostly he remember him self. But I always ask if He had taken them just to be shore. I have to wake him up every morning. He can not handle it self. He would not wake up without my help. some mornings it happens that he keep in bed even if I have shouted at him for a half hour, in those mornings it happens we forget the medicine. Now, I do not feel as a bad mother because of this. He do need his medication (he has ADHD) to focus in school. some times we do not have time for everything. You said, you hade paid your self. Any mother with pain and being tired do forget. I shore would not feel bad for that. However I shore do understand that you do though, you are a great mother for just feeling that. You care, You feel, You pay attention...that is what a mother a great when they do. But, we are people, and people do sometimes forget.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
My son is 7 and he takes ADHD medicine every morning. I never forget his. That is the dumb part for me. I give them both their medicine at the same time. I don't get how I forgot hers.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
Your not a bad mommy. I have forgotten to do things as a mom when I wasn't feeling well. Most recently I forgot to give my son his swimming stuff for a field trip at school and he couldn't go. He felt real bad and I felt even worse. It is normal to forget sometimes. As for medicine, I have forgotten to do it especially when they look so healthy and fine. You know how they want you to "finish the bottle". I have a hard time remembering the last couple days of it. Normal to forget things sometimes.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I think that is why I forgot. She seemed fine, so it was easy to forget.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
15 Nov 07
You are not horrible. You are human. People make mistakes and forget things all the time. Like the time I forgot to pick up baby tylenol and had to drive 30 minutes in the middle of the night to the nearest 24 hour store when my son spiked a fever of 103 degrees. That means I had to take him to the store with me, so I could give him the tylenol right away instead of waiting another 30 minutes till I got home. I'm sure the last thing he wanted when he felt that bad was an hour long car ride. I felt terrible about it. But people make mistakes and we have to fogive ourselves. I have had a toothache before, so I know how much it can interfere with your life. Give yourself a break. She will be fine.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks for responding. Your poor son. I am lucky so far my kids have never gotten high temps. *knock on wood*
• India
15 Nov 07
When problems seem to happen to us, we neglect few things, its not that you have intentionally done that. iTS OKAY YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOMMY...Hey even i used to forget medications once a while for my son, but the best thing is to write them down, just write it down big n clear and stick it onto your fridge , where you go often for everything, that way you always see it and no chance of forgetting....
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks, that is a good idea.
@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Do feel so bad, it happens to the best of mothers. SOmetimes we feel tired and stress out especially if we feel pain for ourselves. Maybe you should put some reminder so that you wont forget, a piece of note where its visible. Hope your baby allergy will be gone soon.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks. She has seasonal allergies, so she only has to take it through December and then not again until next fall.
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Things happen. It wasn't anything too bad. I forget things too. We all do. I forgot to pick my son after school once. I forgot to give him medicine. No one is perfect and mistakes will be made. Just learn from them and move on.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks! I love your avatar BTW.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
I don't think you should think of yourself as horrible just because of that. you had a toothache and its probably too painful that made you forget things. and besides, you are not perfect, I am not perfect, no one is perfect. people commit mistakes. I'm sure your baby understands you. ^__^ I am single and I don't have any kids but I'm kinda forgetful sometimes, maybe if I have my own baby in the future I might forget to give her meds on time and i'll feel like the way you do now. ^__^;;