Think our oldest is drinking cough syrup...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chicks4kids, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    So, after some thought, my husband and I are thinking of replacing it with Ipecac. Any thoughts?? Please don't bash. Seriously. This is too serious of a topic for people to get all high and mighty. I want serious and heartfelt feedback please. I don't need the ridicule...just the advice.

    We think she is drinking it because when my twins got sick I went to get meds and they were gone, except for the last little bits, in like 6 bottles. I'm a stickler for having enough on hand to go through a weekend if need be. Now we have moved all cough syrup and meds away and she has since then asked for Nyquil twice in 5 days. And please don't lecture about having it accessible. I don't need that either. This is bothering me too bad. I never would have thought this would have been a problem.

    So what's your ideas on the Ipecac?? When I say oldest, I mean 11 years old/6th grade. I know there are alot of minors on here too, so I would appreciate your input as well. Thanks!!
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Have you talked to her about it? Does she have other behavioral issues or could she be having sleeping problems and/or headaches, etc? Maybe she's having trouble sleeping at night b/c of the stress of being in middle school. Lord knows middle schoolers can be mean. I would suggest asking her what's bugging her when she asks for meds.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    LOL Your mind thinks like mine. I think I would tell them first that the cold medicines are put away for REAL need, and if anyone thinks they need it they better ask first. Then plant the ipecac. Hide the real stuff. You will find out soon enough if someone is abusing it.

    And don't bash me either folks. Teens are teens, and teens are sneaky. Ask my streaking at midnight son that got picked up by our pastor.
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'd probably take a situation like that to professionals - it's too serious to mess with [​IMG] In the short term, removing the bottles was smart. Can you lock them up?

    Thanks for alerting other parents to this problem. My oldest is 9 and it wouldn't have occured to me to lock up cough syrup, either.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Glad your son got picked up by the pastor and not the police Deb. He's blessed. *and kinky*
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I'm sorry you are dealing with this. Is Ipecac what makes you throw up? Hmm might work, I have no idea what that taste's like or how much you can drink before it is a problem?

    Sorry I am not sure what you should do here... just wanting to give support [​IMG]

  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Boy, I don't know what to tell you. Personally I would lace the cough medicine with the ipecac, but that is me. If she is drinking cough medicine, she will try other things. Like alcohol, prescription drugs and street drugs. I think you have a bigger problem than just the cough syrup and that professional help is needed. And the sooner the better.
  8. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    I'm sorry to hear of you troubles. The ipecac is a good idea. I ate a bunch of baby aspirins when I was 3 or 4. I'll never ever forget what ipecac taste like. Then when your kid is yacking there guts out, it would be a good time to discuss being grounded for a very long time.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I would do it in a heartbeat! Do they sell it anymore?? i cant find it on the shelves...
    If it were MY child..i'd do it in a heartbeat and not feel one moments guilt either...not even when they were puking...
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  10. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    I'd say ipecac or cod liver oil. [​IMG]

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