Shortages of children’s painkillers have been making headlines across Canada.
Now, an Okanagan mother is speaking out about the impact on her family and is urging others not to buy more than they need.
Coldstream, B.C. parent Stacie Grahn said when her three-year-old son fell ill this week, her husband went to a couple of different local pharmacies and was unable to find liquid kids’ Advil or Tylenol.
So he ended up buying some adult medication.
“We were trying to crush that up for him, but…it is not easy to give that to a child,” said Grahn.
“It was actually very scary, especially in the middle of the night at four in the morning, with his fever not going down. I was laying there thinking how many other parents are in this situation right now?”