Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Day Has Finally Come

... when CE takes medicine on his own, willingly. I'm so happy I don't have to force feed him. He's having runny nose again (2nd time since we came back from our holiday :-( ). I have to give him 2 types of medicine - runny nose and cough. Yesterday, I tricked him with chocolate (which he got to eat some) and an unopened lollipop (which is still unopened ;-) ). Today, I didn't even have to use any bait. What an improvement! *big smile*

After pumping the medicine into his mouth, he likes to use the syringe to drink water. So I let him play with the syringe. He fills up the syringe himself and pumps the water into his mouth. He won't stop till the bowl or cup is empty.

~ filling up the syringe with water ~

~ drinking from the syringe ~

Does this mean force feeding medicine is going to be something of the past? I seriously hope so! And I hope I'm not jinxing it by posting this. *keeping fingers crossed*

20 comments:

Anggie's Journal said...

GOOD BOY CE !!!
I m happy for u too .... kids no need to stress and mummy no need to stress too ... how wonderful ...

oh .. get well soon CE !!

Fussy mum said...

Well done CE!! You made mummy so happy and proud of you :)

Get well soon.

Oliveoylz said...

Happy for u, slavemom! Finally!!! Don't think u've jixed it la by posting this...ha ha. Fear not!

Mummy Gwen said...

Yes..the day has finally come. good for you. Gwen just went to see the paed yesterday. She is having cough and cold. She was crying and screaming while the paed examine her. Luckily she also willingly take her med.

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Cheffie-Mom said...

Great job CE! Woo hoo!

giddy tigress said...

Wow, impressive!

BabyBooned said...

yay for CE! i'll cross my fingers for u too ;)

Irene said...

u know wat, think CE is enjoying playing with the syringe. haha... so he sanggup finiz the med. good lar... hehehehehe :)

Health Freak Mommy said...

He has grown up! My gals were like that too. When they were babies, it was really a traumatic time for both my kids and me to feed them meds. We needed at least 3 ppl and an hour to make them swallow their meds. As they grew (and also became sick more often after going to preschool), they have also learnt to eat meds w/o any probs.... provided there are treats to go with the meds!

Kristie said...

it is a definitely a fun way for CE to drink water. Hope he gets well soon :)

Bonnie said...

Sometimes my boy will refuse to drink water, but when uses the syringe, he will drink without must fuss..

Hope CE get well soon..

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Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, this might influence him to become a doctor when he grows up, ha ha.
Hope everything okay now. Best regards, Lee.

Wonderful Life said...

Wow... well done CE!

I wish my boy will take his medicine willingly without any screaming and struggling...

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Contentedmom said...

Oh..and just to share an experience...many doctors like to prescribe antibiotics whether necessary or not. It will actually weaken the child's own immunity over time. Antibiotics are only good for baterial infection and in most cases, the kids are attacked by virus, hence no need for antibiotics. So, next time, you may wish to confirm with the doc before giving it to the kids :)

andrewjune said...

get well soon to your boy!

wen said...

i think so. no more tears!

jacss said...

maybe there are truth behind the saying "things will get easier when u let the kids participate hands on" !!
no more sweat edi ....good boy!!

zara's mama said...

haha.. you are happy, he's happy, everybody happy.