Friday, May 23, 2008

It's good for what ails you

Elijah has a bit of an infection at the moment and so he's been on antibiotics since Tuesday. I was dreading giving him medicine, as any time we've had to give him baby panadol, he's kicked up such a fuss that we've had to restrain him to get the syringe in his mouth and hold his nose to make him swallow it. This, as you might imagine, is not fun.

As he has to take the antibiotics four times a day, I was expecting a really tough week. Not so! Originally, we thought logic had worked on him ("If you have this, your blisters will get better.") but then we noticed that he was a little too eager to run into the kitchen at "medicine time". That, coupled with the cheeky grin and the way he devoured the mixture in record time, led us to believe he actually likes the stuff!

It must taste amazing.


quilly said...

Then most definitely make certain you keep it out of reach. When I was small I drank a whole bottle of cough syrup. Gram called the doc, who told her to induce vomiting, and I really didn't care for the experience at all.

The Mumma said...

Don't worry, it's on the top shelf of the fridge. Definitely out of reach!