Kids, free medicine, and how to get them to take it

by beagooddad on April 27, 2007

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Pookie is a super-master-medicine-refuser. No liquid medicine is allowed to pass his lips…and I’m a pretty mean dad that would force it down if it was at all possible. I’ve seen professional nurses give up on him.

With this most recent round of sickness, though, we’ve been able to get Pookie to chew the quick dissolve pills, Dimetapp and Tylenol, with great success. I hand him one and he pops it in his mouth.

We ended up taking him to the doctor because he was complaining about his ear. Everything seems mostly okay besides a little fluid. The doctor prescribed candy…I mean amoxicillin. We asked for the chewable kind.

Pookie was not pleased. The texture is very different and it eventually made him gag and throw up. After a couple tries we had to switch to liquid and mix it into food. We tell him that we are doing it. For some reason he is fine with the liquid as long as it is in food. Whatever.

Quick note. Did you know Meijer will give you free Amoxicillin if you have a prescription? It’s true. No copay, no strings. They figure you will buy some stuff while there and come back for your other prescriptions.

If you kid is medicinephobic, here are some foods that Pookie has agreed to let us mix medicine into.

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Pudding
  • Waffles
  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • SpaghettiOs

Anybody know of some other good medicine mixing foods? We have nine more days, twice a day to get through?

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