And people think cats are bad, I have perfected that..can pill a cat with my eyes closed. Kids on the other hand, that is un charted territory.
I spent 30mins this morning trying to get my 8yr old son, Hayden to take a nurofen tablet. I handed him the water and tablet, here take this. I had no idea of the drama that was about to unfold. How hard could it be? I have no trouble taking tablets, I can take 2 at a time or without water, which is weird as I have a very strong gag reflex. I had no idea other people had such problems.
No matter what we tried, cutting them in half, hiding them in stuff…that little sucker would not go down. “I got it!…oh, no I didn’t…yay, it went down…wait, no it didn’t” We went thought 4 tablets and he got nothing down, in the end I thought perhaps he has absorbed enough through his tongue and or his bladder was going to explode. I was tempted to use my very skilful cat pilling technique but thought that probably wasn’t a good idea.
He complained that the hole was too small and that huge tablet (the smallest kind you can get) had no way to fit in there. It’s smaller than the half unchewed food you shove down your face..of course it can fit!
So please, share with me..what are the magical tricks you all use? (apart from a suppository *blink*)