Monday, August 23, 2010

Sanity? Check!

Today we visited our pediatrician to see if he had any great ideas for us to survive our flight to Texas.

Though he didn't really give me any new ideas it was nice to hash it over with someone. It also gave me a chance to talk to him about our trip and he seems really excited about it. He's come such a long way from telling me to never try diet changes four years ago.

So on my survival checklist at this point in time are:

* DVD player
* Leapster
* snacks, snacks, & more snacks
* new toys
* old favorite toys
* noise-cancelling headphones
* gum
* stroller (to help in the airport- didn't think of that)

and last option

* Benadryl

We're going to do a couple trial doses of Benadryl as I've never given it to him before and I want to make sure he won't have a paradoxical reaction to it. Yet, something about that feels so wrong to me. Here I fight to never give either boys any type of medicine unless really desperately needed and now I'm just going to give Brian some to see if it calms him down at all.

If we do see him getting more hyper with Benadryl, which is fairly common, then he will give us an anti-anxiety script but again we'd have to do some trials before just giving it to him on a plane! I'm hoping it won't get to that point but it would be nice to have a back-up plan if we encounter some horrible anxiety-induced tantrum during our travels.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Yep, that list looks about right. Don't forget the DVD player power cord so you can charge for the trip back (I forgot it once...doh!). Good idea to road test the Benadryl. I tried it once on a plane ride and it had no effect at all.

Krystale said...

Hi. I came across your blog on a website, I use melatonin for my son with Autism. It's all natural and it helps him calm down and go to sleep. Melatonin liquid is best, they have it flavored as well. A small dose is enough for him and he is out like a light in a matter of 20 minutes. Hope this helps! :)

Christina said...

Sounds like you will be super prepared Heather! I feel ya on the Benadryl concerns but I think it would be better all around to have everyone calm and manageable in a situation like this. Good luck!

Christina said...

Sounds like you will be super prepared Heather! I feel ya on the Benadryl concerns but I think it would be better all around to have everyone calm and manageable in a situation like this. Good luck!

Krystale said...

Hi. I came across your blog on a website, I use melatonin for my son with Autism. It's all natural and it helps him calm down and go to sleep. Melatonin liquid is best, they have it flavored as well. A small dose is enough for him and he is out like a light in a matter of 20 minutes. Hope this helps! :)