Thursday, October 04, 2007

Day 6

Jack has been sick since last Saturday. I am ready to pull my hair out. This has really sucked and I do feel so bad for my little man.
I went to the doctor on Monday, and he told me to wait a day or so to see if he got better before giving him ear infection medicine. Then I called his school, and they said that a fever virus has been running around that lasts 3-4 days. So I've waited. I thought we were on the up&up yesterday, but he woke up this morning with another fever. To top this lovely fever off, he has this congestion that makes him cough/puke up massive amounts of phlegm and whatever he might have ingested in the past few hours.
So we went this morning to get the prescription for Jack. Next Battle: Taking the GD meds!
I've looked online at cute little excerpts from happy moms in FL & CA and other abv. states and see all their tips and tricks of the trade. I say to you moms- Piss OFF!
My kids will not take meds. he has not since he was 1. the only kind of fever meds we can get into him are the kind that make you clench your cheeks- thats right. I fear the repercussions of this later in life.
"Just hide it in here, put it there...make a game of it..." You know what? You can't bullshit a bullshitter- and he knows. If you try and force it like my aunt did on his first birthday- he will puke it right back on to you.
What also sucks is that this small 5 dose jar cost $40. I've gone through 2 doses trying to sneak it in.
I'm just so frustrated..."just do this, just do that..." YOU DO IT THEN!
I know I'm not the only one, but hell, can't the DR. just give him a shot?
I called the doc today after I destickified myself and the receptionist said...oh he won't be in till after 1 but I'll have him give you a do that lady.
I hope I can get this shit in a pill. My luck it will be a horse sized gel cap that can't be crushed. MF'in medical companies.
Regardless, I hope everyone has a lovely day...I'm off to wash another shirt with puke and pink meds .

1 comment:

Linda said...

I don't know if this will help, but here it goes...with kids at the hospital that won't take their meds, I have the parent hold them down, then I put my forefinger and thumb on each cheek, squeeze...until mouth opens inject the med as far back and too the side as I can then shut their mouth and blow really hard into their face which makes them swallow. I try to do all of this as fast as for keeping it down well, I don't have a remedy for that! could also try putting into a fav drink, but don't fill the sippy cup, only put in enough for two or three sips then add the med, leave it for him on the table or something...and see if he will take it that way. I know taking advice from others sucks cause we really don't know Jack or his puke....sorry!