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September 3rd, 2012, 05:33 PM
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That's a loaded question. Haha!

Seriously though. Do you remember me complaining about finding Tums in Clayton's room that his mom had given him and told him to keep hidden from us? We confiscated them and told him if he felt like he needed a Tums, he had to ask for them. We would dispense them as we saw fit, but we didn't think he was qualified to dispense them to himself. We also sent an letter to her lawyer at the time about giving the kids medications, even OTC ones without discussing it with Neely. I mean, if he was there and she felt like he needed something, fine, but not to just give him things and tell him to hide it from his dad.

Anyway, we did a huge clean and purge of Clayton & Daniel's room today and guess what we found hidden in the back of the closet? Yep, ANOTHER FREAKING BOTTLE OF TUMS! I mean, come on!

Clayton said he didn't remember how long he's had them or that he even had them at all, but he did admit to being told to hide them from his dad. And I mean, they were ALL the way back in the closet.

I just don't get her. It's bad enough that she's allowing her 11 year old son to self-medicate, but then telling him to do it in a sneaky and underhanded way. I mean, really.
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September 3rd, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Seriously? Do they bring bags back from her house? If so I would start looking in them to make sure this didn't happen again. Whats to say she won't give him something that is more easily to OD on? And if they ask why then I would tell them that if their mom sees it fit to have them hide things from you then it's necissary that you look through their stuff because you are trying to protect them and that self medicating at their age isn't appropriate.
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September 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I remember that. I agree that an 11 yo shouldn't be directed to self-medicate and *not* tell his dad that he even has the medication. Tums don't really taste like medicine - they taste almost like candy to some kids and you can absolutely overdose on them. They can cause all kinds of GI problems, can cause chronic overproduction of acid and problems digesting food properly, as well as potential heart rate irregularities. It also teaches him to more or less abuse OTC medications - I would hate for him to think that's how adults take medicine and start doing it with something like Tylenol, KWIM?

Ugh.
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September 3rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Yes I remember.

I will also add that aside from being generally unsafe to give kids free license with any medication, that it really sucks that she is teaching him that it's okay to be deceptive and hide things from his parents.

Way to go bm. Again.
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September 3rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Yes I remember.

I will also add that aside from being generally unsafe to give kids free license with any medication, that it really sucks that she is teaching him that it's okay to be deceptive and hide things from his parents.

Way to go bm. Again.
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September 3rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I remember this.. and I remember how much pain I was in from passing a kidney stone that they are pretty dang sure is caused by calcium. I wish that pain on no one. let alone a little boy!!!

I'm hoping they've been there this whole time, and not a new bottle that she's given him recently. I agree with Elizabeth (too many Liz's lol), you might have to start searching his bag when he comes home.
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Wow I didn't know tums was so bad! I live on them. I have heartburn everyday all day so I take them all the time. Recently I have started taking pepcid ac and tums at night but still crazy. On the note about your dss and bm, kids should not be self medicating and definitely not hiding it from you. What would happen if his bm gave him cough syrup and he took it didn't tell you and then you or dad gives him a dose. Its just bad news. I would definitely be speaking with bm about this and then to dss. I'm sure you have made it clear how dangerous it is and how wrong it is to keep anything from you his parents so if it happened again I would confinscate (sp) it and then ground him for keeping things from you after you have already spoken to him about it.
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September 4th, 2012, 09:27 AM
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yes I remember. what's her hang up with the tums??
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September 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Yes I remember.

I will also add that aside from being generally unsafe to give kids free license with any medication, that it really sucks that she is teaching him that it's okay to be deceptive and hide things from his parents.

Way to go bm. Again.
I totally agree with this. If he's really having stomach problems, shouldn't she take him to a doctor & have him diagnosed? Wouldn't it be better to know the true cause (of course that would be if he really had a problem)? Then if the doctor said he needed them, he wouldn't have to hide them. No one should take meds they don't need. Especially a child!
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September 4th, 2012, 01:05 PM
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She did it again? WT F is wrong with this woman? None of my kids take anything without asking us. I wouldn't even give tums to a child. Ugh does she not realize how dangerous this can be?! Then again she's just straight up cray cray so it wouldn't matter if she does know.
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September 5th, 2012, 01:44 AM
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yes I remember. what's her hang up with the tums??
She had convinced him that he had acid reflux. Clayton eats really fast (he does everything fast), so sometimes he gets indigestion and she has made him believe that he needs them all the time.
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September 5th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I'd work on him slowing down at the table and maybe if he doesn't have any more symptoms she'll lay off.
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