Mom Job Description: Being Sneaky....
Okay, so I didn't so much think about part of my job description as a mom as "being sneaky," but alas, I find myself doing just that in order to trick my son into taking his medicine.
So, he likes the grape Dimetapp cough syrup.
The white, chalky Augmentin suspension---not so much.
My friend, Susan, can attest to the fact that I have a particularly difficult time finding JUST THE RIGHT SPOT in his little mouth to force him to take the liquid medicine. She's a pediatrician, so she's had a ton more practice at it than I have! But, she witnessed the horror that is my little man's body thrashing fit when he does not want to take medicine.
Anyway....after tasting the medicine myself last night, I thought: Not so bad. Kind of a...strawberry taste. I thought Gage might be down with it.
I was wrong.
Yes, poor Gage had medicine ALL over all of us after he repeatedly spit it out.
But today...I got a little wiser. A little sneakier...
I mixed his one teaspoon with a tad of Dimetapp....just enough to make the Augmentin appear a light purple color. And of course I don't let Gage watch me mixing it all up. So, I tell him that it is time to take the "Purple Medicine", and he's totally on board. He never sees the Augmentin bottle, and the Dimetapp Bottle is the only one he sees.
I'm so sneaky.
He's taken both of his doses today without incident.
The above photos were taken after an attempt at Augmentin Dose #1, and just prior to his bath.
After that, he wanted to sleep on his sleeping bag in his room. It wasn't bedtime yet, but he wanted to lay down.... Poor buddy.
And so...after he fell asleep there, we scooped him up & brought us into bed with us. (He's siiiiiiiiiiiiiick. Of course I want him to sleep with me....)
Around One something in the morning, we were up for fever reducer.
At 5:20, I woke up with this warm sensation on my stomach. It was HIS FEET. He had his little feet pressed up against my tummy & they were hot enough to wake me up. As I was feeling him down for fever, he woke up & asked for a drink. So, we got up & went to the kitchen for a drink and another dose of fever reducer.
Today----no fever. I've been giving him the fever reducer at about 6 hour intervals to keep it at bay, but 5:20 this morning was really the last time today that he's had any fever. You can tell in his behavior today though that he has waves of feeling well, and then not feeling well. He's been moody & demanding...and then the next thing you know he's pleasant & snuggly.
We laid in bed for a full hour today watching Tom & Jerry. I could have laid there all day.