It took some serious sickness but I did it! I wrote something! And I still made dinner! (I am pretty much Super Mom.) Little Miss was lucky enough to get a cold a couple of weeks ago (who gets a cold when it is a bazillion degrees outside? Toddlers, that’s who.) The mucus cascading out of her nose then traveled to her ears and, after way too much time at the doctor’s office, we had her first ever confirmed ear infection and her first ever course of the “pink stuff” (aka amoxicillin). While Little Miss’ suffering broke my heart (I’m a wuss of a mother), I was “excited” for the chance to test—and pass on to you—a couple of techniques I had seen for getting medicine into little bodies.
I know there are a lot of people out there with strong opinions about giving kids soda but, I feel, the possibility of getting her healthy is worth the risk of giving her an ounce or two of soda each day. (Little Miss is one of those treasures who can vomit up medicine even after you think it is safely down.) When the amoxicillin is gone she will be back to water and crusts of bread. Ha.
Two successes! I would recommend either of these to anyone who needs help remembering all their kid’s doses or anyone who needs a way to “help the medicine go down.” (FYI I would actually recommend doing anything you can to avoid kids getting sick in the first place. Ick.)
Tune in next time to find out the surprise silver lining to this whole experience! It’s pretty awesome.