Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Medicine (wo)man

Here is what I have been doing over the last two weeks.  Lord A has been sick with a cold and then Strep, Sporty Girl had the cold and then my better half came down with a cold as well (we are seeing if the Strep is taking hold on him yet..sigh).  With so many people sick and everyone taking different medicines at different times, I came up with this little system to keep me sane.  Inspired by hospital charts, I made my own little chart that I thought you might find useful too.  Just as a side note, something else that keeps me sane is grabbing a little basket and making sure everything I need to tend the ill is in there - medications, medicine cups/syringes/spoons, lozenges, Vicks vaporub, thermometer, hand sanitiser etc.  I keep it on the kitchen counter until no longer needed.  It also helps if my hubby and I are taking shifts through the night - we don't have to wake up the other to find out which child had which medicine at what time.  Works for me!

I am having trouble with Scribd for my document sharing so I am going to trial sharing this with Google Docs in the meantime.  Let me know if you have any problems and I will send you the original Word document.


  1. I came your way through your comment on Simple Mom. I just wanted to say that this is a very smart idea!

  2. Thanks Anna! I wish I had thought of it sooner I have to say.

  3. Brilliant! I love the idea of keeping everything in a handy little basket!

    Hope everyone is feeling better...



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