As you guys know, I have a two year old with bronchitis and a sinus infection. He is running a fever, even on fever reducers and is absolutely miserable. The problem I am currently having is that I cannot for the life of me get him to take his bubble gum flavored antibiotic.
So far I’ve tried:
Letting him taste it, because really it’s not that bad. He thinks otherwise.
Mixing it with Hershey syrup. A definite no go
Mixing it with any food that he enjoys. Also a no go.
Putting it in a bottle with milk.. nope.
Mixing it with chocolate milk.. as you could guess, that didn’t work.
Putting it in a cup with juice.. I wish it were that easy.
Giving it to him in his sleep. The closest I’ve gotten to him actually getting a full dose, but still failed.
Bribery with candy.. turns into a full blown tantrum
Forcefully giving it to him.. he throws up
I’m at a loss you guys. He needs this medicine and he hasn’t had one full successful dose.
I don’t know what else to do, so if anyone has any advice please share in a comment or an email!! He feels absolutely terrible. He is usually high energy, happy, busy, and fun. But today he has just cried, whined, slept and laid around . I know that’s normal when they’re sick, but I still hate it.
A tired, & obnoxiously worried mom ❤