Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Medicating a 2 Year Old

Giving medicine to a 2 year old, I think, is quite similar to trying to give medicine to a cat. Elliot has a sinus infection and is on an antibiotic (yummy bubblegum) and a decongestant (nasty grape).

I can usually coax him into the bubblegum if I let him hold the spoon. This, however, always ends with a giant barbie pink medicine mustache and a trail down his chin and shirt. The nasty grape? No way, no how.

This morning I had to put it into a syringe and hold his head between my knees (he was standing, this wasn't as torturous as it sounds), have Fred hold his arms, pry his mouth open and shoot it in. We had to do this 4 times as he'd escape, clench his teeth or refuse to swallow.

Now he hates me. The entire rest of the morning, car ride to daycare and then at daycare - he had nothing to say to me. Wouldn't even look at me. I tried to explain to him that its all to help him out but somehow that falls on deaf ears.

Just remember, darling son, your momma is the queen of being stubborn and I will win. I. Will. Win.


Ashley said...

This may sound even worse....but....the doctor told us to get the medicine in their mouths, then blow in their face. They'll have no choice but to swallow. I know it sounds awful....but you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes....

teamcraun said...

I'm the mommy.
I win.

gosh, I don't know how many times I have had to remind Bella of that...

Anonymous said...

this sounds terrible, but works well...if you plug their nose they will open their mouth