I just wanted to repost an article I read that I thought would be very very important for all us mommies to read!!! I almost cried reading this because my kids' grandma has diabetes and takes a lot of these medications......please please read!!!

7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill
Jennifer Brandt Herschko

Even more worrisome is the fact that, after taking some of these pills, a child can appear perfectly fine until it is too late.


-Recognize the high risk of accidental ingestions and be prepared to act.
-Call 911 immediately, experts say, or call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
-Parents should also be prepared to take their child to the hospital immediately, and they should bring the bottle of whatever the child took in the ambulance and to the ER.
-Note: New guidelines from the American Association of Pediatrics urge against the use of Ipecac or any other mechanism to induce vomiting.

Here are the 7 Pills that pose life threatening risks to youngsters:


1. HEART PILLS

Category: Calcium channel blockers
Scientific names: Diltiazem, Verapamil, Amlodipine, Nifedipine
Brand names: Cardizem, Cartia, Norvasc
Indications: High blood pressure (hypertension), angina, atrial fibrillation
Symptoms in children: Dangerously low blood pressure and heart rate, seizures

2. MUSCLE RUBS

Category: Camphor-containing rubs
Scientific name: Camphor
Brand names: Vicks VapoRub, Ben-Gay, Tiger Balm, Save the Baby
Indications: Relieves muscle aches, itching, coughing, and fever blisters
Symptoms in children: Rapid development of seizures, delirium, coma, and death

3. PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATIONS
Category: Narcotic pain medications
Scientific names: Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone
Brand names: Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and others
Indications: Alleviates pain
Symptoms in children: Sleepiness, which proceeds to lethargy. Can eventually stop breathing, which leads to death

4. ASPIRIN and OIL OF WINTERGREEN
Category: Salicylates
Scientific names: Acetylsalicylic acid, methyl salicylate
Brand names: Bayer, Ecotrin and others
Indications: Alleviates muscle pain, prevents heart attacks, Oil of Wintergreen used for flavoring
Symptoms in children: Nausea, vomiting, agitation, seizures, lethargy, coma and death

5. DEPRESSION DRUGS
Category: Antidepressants
Scientific names: Amitriptyline, imipramine, buproprion
Brand names: Elavil, Tofranil, Wellbutrin, Zyban
Indications: Treats depression, chronic pain and migraines, smoking cessation
Symptoms in children: Seizures, unresponsiveness and heart arrhythmias

6. TOPICAL BLOOD PRESSURE PATCHES, EYE DROPS and NASAL SPRAYS

Category: Topical Eye Drops, Nasal Sprays, and Blood Pressure Patches
Scientific names: Clonidine, oxymetazoline
Brand name: Afrin, Clear Eyes, Clonidine patch
Uses: Eye redness/itchiness, nasal congestion, glaucoma
Symptoms in children: Lethargy, low blood pressure, coma

7. DIABETES DRUGS
Category: Diabetes Medications
Scientific Name: Sulfonylureas
Brand name: Glyburide, Glipizide
Uses: Diabetes management (non-insulin dependent, or Type 2)
Symptoms in children: Dangerously low blood sugar, coma, seizures......

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Noodles!
Too funny is that this is how the noodles landed after I drained them out...I had to take a picture!

I'm so sorry I've gotten so wrapped up in all of this sewing...it's really become a favorite past time for me and I'm afraid this blog has turned into a sewing blog of sorts and I don't really want it to be so what I am going to do is start a new sewing blog so that I don't get all mixed up here. I still want to keep this one for helpful tips and mama stuff! So no more sewing posts on here! LOL!!! Sorry, I got carried away....hee hee ~ IF ur still interested in seeing my sewing projects I will post a link to the new blog soon!

I have been so happy on this new journey of sewing...although my back has been killing me because i don't have the right setup yet....i have been delighted with my new creations---here are a few of them...

From this......
to this.....
and this...








So here's one of the patterns i found and guess how much I paid.....50 cents! Yep I went to the thrift shop on the corner to see if by any chance they sold fabric and sure enough they do sell scraps by the bags...AND they had a box full of vintage sewing patterns. I bought 4 (ONLY) because i was just browsing not buying that day ~~low on cash~~ lol---but still I'm going back on friday (Payday)~~wooooohooo!

here's where I am so far...

granted I made a few changes to it since i'm only a beginner...

Here's some more stuff I've been working on: