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Monday, January 05, 2009
I am not going to lie, one of the things that made me nervous about Joshua's condition was the fact that he'd need daily medications. Most people don't give it a second thought- sure the child cries- but they need it, so they get it no questions asked. Josh has always gotten his medicine, don't get me wrong, but it has been very hard for me, even dreadful. I hate causing him stress & discomfort, or upsetting him at all, even if it's for his own good. I am just a total softy I guess.
As much as I'd like to pretend this didn't happen; one time at a support group meeting I broke down in tears asking the other mothers for tips on giving a baby medicine. I am seriously a softy. One of the mothers asked if I had tried his medications in pill form. No, I had not. But I was willing to try anything. I put in a call to the pharmacy & had his medications in pill form by the end of the week. And since my life has been pure bliss! Seriously.
This is our daily routine:
We wake up go downstairs, I get out his pills, cut them to size & say "Time for your nummies!" Josh walks up grabs the first pill from my hand, pops it in! Then he does the same with his second pill. What a good little boy! We have the same routine at night. It is awesome. He willingly takes his "nummies" no complaints. In fact a couple of times he's walked up to the medicine cabinet & reached up calling "momma, momma" I ask "do you want your nummies?" he nods "yes" ....unbelievable! I know it was silly for me to dread giving him medicine, but I really did. I'd push it off as long as I could & just hated forcing that nasty stuff in his mouth, watch him cry, then choke, and spit out what he could. Day in and day out it took a toll on me. Thank heaven for pills!