Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I'm not one of those people who hates to take medicine. If I have a headache or I cut a finger or something, bring on the Tylenol. Ongoing medication, though . . . that scares me. Imagine my dismay, then, when Caris's allergist recommended that she go on Claritin full-time. Whaaat? I'm going to put my two-year-old on a medication every day, indefinitely? I'm so not comfortable with this, so I haven't done it. I also haven't researched the long-term effects of Claritin. Sigh. Fast-forward a few months, and my poor baby girl is so miserably allergic that I now am in the position of actually needing to put her on the medication. Her symptoms are every day now, as opposed to occasional flare-ups. It's affecting her skin, her moods, her sleep. Please pray for my baby, and for me to have wisdom when I'm doing my research!