Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happiness in a Tub

Do you know what is one of the hardest things that a parent does . . . get kids to drink their medicine!

It's stressful enough that they are sick.  It becomes more stressful when you see them up in arms, kicking and screaming and crying hard (sooo hard that it makes them yack, which means you have to start again!).  

Giving meds to kids becomes more challenging as they grow older.  When Ate was a baby, we only needed a dropper (it is best to place the dropper at the side of the mouth, the cheek pocket as Babycenter calls it) or we mix the medicine with the milk.  Now that she's a toddler. . .hayyyy *heavy sigh*. . .we have to be more creative, more patient and more cold-hearted!  Haha!  It kinda gets to me when I see Ate cry that I have a hard time giving her the medicine.  I actually ask other members in the family to do it for me, haha!    

The past three weeks were a struggle because giving medicine to Ate entails two things: the drama and change of clothes (there are times that taking a shower is needed) after everything!

But I'm happy to say that she is better in taking her meds now.  Oh, she still cries.  But it has become manageable.  We use an oral syringe to give her the meds but we tried using a regular spoon and we found that it worked better for her (for us too! Hehe) because there were less spit ups.

You know what else helped?

The promise of a sweet ending!

Well. . . there's nothing a tub of ice cream can't cure, haha!

Hope you're having a good weeekend!

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