It's hard getting kids to take medicine
I had forgotten how hard it is to get children to take their medicine. I have two grandchildren home with me today with strep. One is nine and her meds were a chewable ibuprophen and an antibiotic which was in a capsule, taken apart and sprinkled in ice cream. It was so hard to get her to eat the ice cream with extra sprinkles and chocolate syrup because she knew she had her meds in it. The three year old simply refused to take her antibiotic, a liquid, which I tried to disguise in orange juice, Dr. Pepper, and Kool Aid - it didn't work. Finally, her mom and dad had to force feed her. Later she called me and was so proud that she took her meds - she didn't know I knew she had to be forced. Now she is going to be with me tomorrow - how am I going to get her to take the antibiotic???