Sorry for another medication thread.
DD (3 years old) has been given a medication she HAS to take by her Gastro. We got the liquid form, from a compound pharmacist.
She is wonderful with medication, always has been. I went to give her the first dose a few days ago and she spat it everywhere. Rang her Gastro and she really needs to take it for at least 1 month, if not much longer. He suggested calling the pharmacist to see what I can mix it with.
I've called the Pharmacist and she said the only thing it can be mixed with is a Banana flavour stuff she can add to the bottle. Fine. Take it back, and she adds this banana flavour.
Tell DD it's a different medication. She happily takes it from the syringe, spits it everywhere and runs off, screaming Yuck. At this point I tasted it. EEEwwwwww!!
I can't mix it with anything, hide it in anything. How the heck do I get her to take it? I've tried bribery ie. offered chocolate, lollies, toys, everything, if she has it. Nope, won't agree. Tried forcing it into her and she jams her teeth closed and puts her hand over her wouth. I've tried telling her if she doesn't have her medicine she'll have to go back to hospital. She didn't like the hospital. Her answer, "Hospital now please"
I asked her Gastro what happens if she won't take it. He said I have to try my best to make her. I asked what happens if she won't take it, "most likely get worse, may self resolve'
Okay. So how do I convince a 3 yo to take this horrible tasting medication? It's 10mls a day, so not something I can squirt in her mouth whilst sleeping. I've been trying the past few days, with no luck.
I could resort to holding her down, opening her mouth and squirting it down her throat, but she'll spit the LOT. Even if she does get a little, I have to do this twice a day for 4 months.