Thursday, May 6, 2010

Strep Throat

She will NOT take the **** medicine.

If I had it to do over again, when she was 20 months old, I would not have tried to give her crushed up flagyl pills in liquid. Because this is what happened. She is now terrified of medicine. Any flavor, any form. Except melty strips. But apparently amoxicillin doesn't come in a melty strip. I gave up on liquid medicine a couple years ago, but amoxicillin comes in a chewable. Unfortunatly the chewable doesn't look exactly like bubble gum junior tylenol.

Speaking of which, you should have seen the look the intake nurse gave me when she took Jupiter's temperature and showed me the readout. You would have thought I was a terrible mother because I didn't force her to take tylenol for it. A fever of 101.7, while uncomfortable for her, is not high enough for me to have a medicine battle.

So we're home now and she won't take the nice chewable pills. Maybe I'll do some internet research and see if they have a slow release injection like they do for the cat antibiotics.

Jupiter's spring singing concert is starting at the moment. We are not there.

Even reminding her that if she doesn't take her medicine, she won't be able to go to riding on Saturday isn't working. That's how scared she is.

I'm open to suggestions on the medcine thing. The first dose has gone from plain pill to crushed pill covered with granulated sugar to plain pill covered with granulated and brown sugar, to all of the above plus maple syrup. I've heard chocolate syrup works, but I don't have any of that. Not that I think chocolate syrup will work. I tried mixing the flagyl with it once. That was a mess and a half to clean up.


Ashley said...

Hi, I'm a new follower, but I *have* heard of injections for Strep.. Are those hard for Jupiter, too?

matryoshka said...

I'm calling in the morning to ask. We can NOT do tonight for the next ten days. And she got MAYBE 1/4 of the dose she should have.

thanks Ashley!

Cynthia said...

I came over from Diana's blog, we do crushed (fine with a rolling pin) mixed in with yogurt or applesauce. I give them the first spoonful with the meds mixed in and then they eat the rest on their own. You could even try pudding or ice cream. Good luck!

Lee said...

I have so BTDT with one of my kids. I actually had to bribe him with a promise of a beta fish which was the thing he wanted most at the time in order to get the amoxicillin for an infection into him. Like Jupiter he hated chewables and even the tylenol. He will do the melty ones but only the red ones, not the grape. Sigh. Good luck