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Help! It's 3:30am and My 16 Month Old is Hyped Up on Prednisone!

Dec 27, 2012 by Ugh
Seriously. He's like running around the basement trying to light things on fire singing "In a Gadda Da Vida" while simultaneously putting anything smaller than a golf ball in his mouth.

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Jan 05, 2013, 01:58:43 cleek wrote:

oh man. prednisone is a hellofa drug.

for me, it's like caffeine plus ANGER!!!

Jan 06, 2013, 20:46:14 John Thullen wrote:

DaveC is living in your basement now?

Jan 07, 2013, 12:18:52 russell wrote:

i had to take a steroid for a few weeks last year. the side of my head swelled up for no freaking discernable reason.

at first, my doctor thought it might be some weird vascular thing that happens with aging. she (doctor) was concerned because YOU COULD F***KING GO BLIND.

as it turns out, it wasn't that at all, it was just some other weirdness with no particular evident cause. the doctor explained to me, "you're getting old, stuff like that happens". i wasn't sure whether to be encouraged by that, or not.

long story short i took the steroid.

she (doctor) told me i "might be kind of bratty" while i was taking the med. i gave my wife the heads up, she seemed to wonder how she would be able to tell the difference.

i'm beginning to feel a bit like rodney dangerfield these days. i wish my old man was still alive so we could have a good laugh about it.

also, too, yes, i was somewhat brattier than usual. for whatever reason, steroids turn your normal reaction to stuff into a kind of unending parade of "WOULD YOU GET THE F***K OUT OF MY WAY GODDAMN IT!!!!!111!!! SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP, WHAT ARE YOU, SOME KIND OF STUPID IDIOT!!!!!!!".

big fun, for all concerned.

i learned the beauty and general eminent good sense of walking it off.

and, of course, the side of my head is no longer swollen. so, a good thing in the end.

do they make straight jackets for 16 month olds?

Jan 08, 2013, 05:18:39 Ugh wrote:

Well, for chest x-rays they have this little chair that they get strapped into to hold them still while the machine is on.

Fortunately I didn't have to be there for that (my wife drew the short-straw), but I caught a glimpse of one today at a separate hospital and it didn't look pretty.

He was actually being pretty cute, just would have been much cuter at 3:30pm...

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