Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Traumatised

CE is almost fully recovered. Thanks for all your get-well wishes. It was really traumatic feeding him medicine. Not sure if he was more traumatised or I am. :-|
I tried to bribe him with junk food/snacks. "Dowan!"
I used the cute Grover spoon. "Come, Grover give you medicine." "Dowan!"
I threatened him, "You eat it yourself or else PaPa will catch you later." *shake his head and sulk/run away*
So no choice, have to force feed him.

This round, he was on medication for 2 days (3 times a day, 3 types each time). I only fed him twice. After that, I waited for PaPa. The little fella's just too strong for me. I can't hold him down, even with Kakak's help. His struggling and crying got worse with every feeding. So when he was much better on Sunday, we decided to stop the medication.

Then he had runny nose again yesterday - watery mucus kept flowing out of his nose. Since he only needed the flu medicine, I added it into his milk. Good thing he didn't realise it. *phew*

20 comments:

andrewjune said...

that's what we do each time we try to gv rachael her medicine...
otherwise hubby will use the syringe and "forced-feed" her...*sigh*

hope CE has recovered fully by now...

Ling That's Me said...

eh..add medicine in the milk, got effect or not ah?

Mummy Gwen said...

Wah...3 types of medicine each time. THat's a lot. Gwen take the med willingly coz I only gave 1 type. If more I think she won't cooperate also. Yeah lah..boys are stronger coz me alone can hold my girl's face tight and force feed her and with constant praising and explaining she would eventually swallow it...hehe. If you can add the med in his milk and he took it without knowing..hehe..why not. Give him sometime, I'm sure he will take it willingly one day. :) Hope he will fully recover soon.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I remember those days, and I've used the medicine in the milk trick too. I hope he recovers very soon!

jazzmint said...

u got the same prob with me. We gotta pin Vyktore down and usually some med will end up being spitted out..gosh..i wonder when they get older it'll be better..if not really tough to feed them :(

Anggie's Journal said...

i think not only u ,,,, we all have a same problem ... have to tight leg and hand to give medi .... haiiii ... why can they just obey !!!??? hahhaha

Hope CE has recovered fully by now ya ... take k

giddy tigress said...

I also just realized that the dosage of the medication is very little compared to the feed of milk, so I add it in (sometimes) and hope it won't be too apparent. I also add more milk just in case :P

Fussy mum said...

Wah, so many types of medicines at a time, no wonder he's terrified. Luckily, he drank his milk with the meds. My gal has this problem too and this trick of putting meds in her milk can never works for me. Anyway, I hope CE will fully recover soon.

wen said...

do u use the syringe? its more faster and convenient. hope he gets well soon!

Annie Q said...

Now is the "sick" season. Most of the kids are caught by the fever, flu and cough, so do my sons.

Lucky me is, both boys LOVE medicine *roll eye* Especially the young one Cruz, he even ask for more!!

Lovely Mummy said...

hope he gets well soon by now...most kids are diffult when given medicine...

yatie.sawanila.com said...

slavemom..... i will never chase my kids for med. what i do is, trast med like special... so far my kids are very easy to feed med. once their teachers told, ur kids eat med like eating soup yah... then i told them never force them.
BTW, if u found hard to feed him, i think add in his milk, is best way

lemonjude said...

If got to force, try this. Grab him to lying down, hold his both hands and pump in the med with syringe then quickly pinch close his nose, they will swallow..

Although it is not good to do so, they will be traumatised too, but what to do. Thats how I feed Terry with chinese med. Not so much spit out.

huisia said...

same here, i always have problem when comes to feed medicine to Eli, he'd definitely vomit right after he tasted the medicine.

hope he gets well soon.

sting said...

tell me about it! feeding them medicine is like world war 3 in our house! hoping CE is well already now ya

MeRy said...

Glad to hear that CE is fully recovered.

jacss said...

looks like it's a same phobia that all mumies of little toddler would hv to face....if need be, add into milk is still better than not taking d medicine at all!!
thk god..my machos now open his mouth big big for medicine...wait till yr turn la, "marn marn ngai huh" ...

Alicia said...

glad dat CE is almost fully recovered... my girl is down wif fever..sigh

Mummy Moon said...

Ai yo... my girl also dont like medicine... She struggles and cries while feeding medicine to her... Just hope your boy fully recover and and back to healthy boy...

slavemom said...

Ling, seems effective wor. But the docs won't recommend it.

Mummy Gwen, XY oni took meds willings when she was 4+. Guess I've another 2 yrs to wait? Help!!

Jazz, it'll get better when they're older, but it's a matter of WHEN? :)

Anggie, really tough hor.

Wen, yes, we use the syringe. He's ok with playing with it, to drink water. But somehow he knows if it's med. :-|

Annie, u're so lucky!

Yatie, my boy jes doesn't want to cooperate. Susah lah.

Judy, I tried pinching his nose to get him to open his mouth. Then pump in the med. But he choked on it and I think some went into his nose. Really pitiful.

Jac, "marn marn ngai loh". :(