liquid medicine? try to chill it?
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Good day to all,
Wonder you all have any new tricks to make your son eat med?
My son actually have phobia of taking medicine ever since he was hospitalised 2 years back.
Just last friday, he had a viral infection which resulted in high fever. Brought him to KK to c doctor on sat..
The doc gave him antibiotics and some med but he refused to eat..
All method have been tried.. putting into milk, porridge.. tell him after taking med, will give him sweets..
The problem is he dont want to eat and he is actually have throat infection and tend to cough frequently.. after very feed, he vomit..
And now, he got phobia of everything including food and water cos he scared that we put the medicine in and at this rate, i cant feed him antibiotics anymore..
Luckily, his fever subsided.. he is actually having fever of highest 39.7.. should i stop giving him the antibiotics since he refused to drink? He will actually try to make himself cough to "acknowledge" that he do not want to eat medicine..
But one thing is he like chinese medicine.. thus brought him to c chinese doc on monday..
Thus now actually feed him medicine and after 1.5hrs of taking chinesse med, will try to feed him the antibiotics..
At my wits end..haha.. anyone got better idea to feed the medicine?
liquid medicine? try to chill it?
For us, my son behaved the same way as your son but we aso force feed last time n we normally feed in very very small amount while slowly giving him the enuff amount of meds. As for now we dont even need to force him...i told him to push the springer himself n he do so to take his meds~
My son also like your son, tried everything....but also won't take, so now we force feed him....my hubby will carry him, then I will open his mouth, shoot the syringe of med in if need be pince his nose a while then he will swallow then let go....but we give small portions at a time......
We tried making the med sweet by adding sugar and all but it does not work, and like your son once in, he will cough until merlion, mix with milk he won't drink, ask the pediatrician for sweet type of med, he also dont't want.....so we now force feed
i never put the medi in dear son's food or milk in case he cant finish, he will no hav the enough dosage of medi taken in.
for me, i am quite 'cruel'. for medications, by hock or by crook he MUST eat! so i will just use my left hand to open his mouth and left hand shoot the medi into his mouth by using the syringe.. but someone has to help mne pin him down, hold his hands.
up to you, some parents are lik me, will gofor the cruel way, as long as the kidswallow the medi while some are soft hearted to do so
p/s: i only force feed medi , i dont force feed milk or food =)
pinch his nose then he will have to open his mouth. then just give him 1 ml by 1 ml. after each ml just give some water.
same as apollo, will force feed med. but my pin has no problems taking meds since young.
btw, pin's antibiotics r pretty sweet, iirc, is lychee or orangey flavour..
I will force feed the med to my monster using syringe when he was 1yr+ till 2yrs+, after that he is ok, see med like see sweet haha~
One thing to take note, if you r using syringe plus aim it at the side of the mouth instead of directly at the throat. In this case the med will hit side then flow down rather then you squirt in n choke him which will of course lead to coughing n eventually vomiting all his milk+med+whatever he had earlier.
My son is the same like yours, but i also force feed him. He's strong and when he struggle when i feed him then he start to vomit all out. But he feel better after vomiting becos the phlegm also come out together. Sometimes when we see them cry until like that really heart pain but see them sick, suffer even heart pain. We have to be more firm in giving them medicine so as to see them get well soon.
I used to be WWF with my monster when its med time, i will make him lie down with my legs grabbing him, left hand grab his hands right hand take the syringe n try to force him to open his mouth to squirt the med in. Both of us always end up perspiring like mad LOL Now thinking back, we must have look so comical.
Anyway, after many many times of such forcing which both of us hate to the max, i start to tell him whether he wants to take the med by himself or want me to force it. The answer is pretty obvious
hahaha you're not alone, i think most of the mummies here has been thru it too hahaha
I'm a full time working mum with a monster hanging around me when ever i am home LOL
my boy never have prob taking med until recently. initially we resort to mixing med w abit of fruit juices or milk. but doc say it's not advisable cos it'll dilute the med n might have other reaction when mix w it. suggest dat we forcefeed. she said it's normal for this age to behave like dat. they'll grow out of it nearing 3 yr old.
initially we r able to 'con' him to drink d fruit juice + med. but after some time, he knows n refused totally. so we forcefeed him. if any outsiders see the way we forcefeed, i think they'll call police cos it looks like child abuse. hahaha... it's very traumatic for us n our boy. but no choice cos it's antibiotics n he mus finish d course.
but after 3 times of forcefeeding n my boy having 3 nights of nightmare, he decided to take med on his own when we ask if he want to eat med himself. now it's heavens for us. no more screams n shouts n cries coming fr our house.
Haha.. thanks everyone for your valuable suggestion..
My son finally took his medicine..SH, my son is coming to 3 years old..
But the strange thing is that he prefer chinese medicine more than western although western is sweet..
Me rasie my voice and "beat" his hand when he dont drink.. Later he sadly drink all of it.. haha.. agreed.. sometimes must be harsh.
But it only works when i am around.. My wife and grandmother cannot deal with him..
Maybe my son is scared of me..