Sunday, October 25, 2009

What to do?

Our dilemma of the day: how to get the antibiotics INto Eden's body.

Yesterday she loved them.
Today she refuses to swallow them. Refuses. Fills her mouth and them lets the medicine dribble out. Or spits it.

I tried to hide it in orange juice. She didn't drink it.
I gave her a straw. She put her mouth on it but wouldn't suck.

We have 9 more days of antibiotics, 3 times a day ahead of us (or maybe only 8 days since at least two doses were spat about the kitchen). What do I do?
I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?


amy said...

I totally feel your pain- Lulu HATES taking antibiotics too and certain ones are worse than others- for her it is all about the texture- My mom got her to take her last round by using a bulb syringe and letting her squeeze the medicine into her mouth. Hope you figure something out!

Beautiful said...


Anonymous said...

Use a syringe, and squirt tiny bits at a time far back and to the side! Be patient and calm, but don't give her a choice. :)