A spoonful of medicine #SSAmazingAchievements

By | October 30, 2013

Historically, D and calpol have not mixed well. The mere suggestion that she might need a spoonful of the stuff is enough to send her running, however ill she might be feeling.

A spoonful of medicine #SSAmazingAchievements
A spoonful of medicine #SSAmazingAchievements

One of the issues is the taste, it comes in strawberry or orange flavours, neither of which she likes in foodstuffs. The only drink she drinks is plain water (no squash) so there is no chance of a soluble solution, it would simply be spat out.

I have looked for a non-fruit flavoured alternative with no luck at all.

We tried out a Spilly Spoon a while back:

…and this was really good at administering without spilling, once the wrestling match to get her receptive for the calpol had been fought (and I don’t use the word "fought" loosely!).

We’ve had a bit of a breakthrough this week, D is showing signs of coming down with what I’ve had for two weeks, she’s very squeaky and has a tickly cough (that was me for the first week until …wham!.. the rest kicked in).

She was also previously prone to febrile convulsions (where her body could not regulate its temperature) so I knew that she’d need some medicine to get that temperature down quickly.

Now…whether it’s because she’s seen that I’ve been ill or whether it’s because she can remember when she had flu for over three weeks two years ago and was really, really ill (I have some very pale, sad looking D photos) or something else, but she has been accepting having calpol this week! She hasn’t liked it (definitely not) and it has been protested about before and after (oh yes, indeedy) but there hasn’t been the chase-around-the-house-and-taking-two-to-wrestle-her-down bit. She’s sat still and had the dose.

Proud of her? You bet! And grateful that hopefully (please, everything is crossed) she doesn’t get ill like previously again.

I’m linking this up to #SSAmazingAchievements because, to us, it definitely is!

A spoonful of medicine #SSAmazingAchievements
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Anne on 30th October 2013 at 5:50 pm.

what a good girl taking her medicine, I’m so lucky I’ve never had this problem. I hope she doesn’t get poorly x


Colette on 30th October 2013 at 8:57 pm.

Bless her – I hope she doesn’t get too poorly and that she continues to allow you to give her medicines when she needs them



Mummy to boyz on 1st November 2013 at 8:27 am.

What a great step, the boy is the same and will refuse to take things orally #SSAmazingAchievements


Jane on 5th November 2013 at 9:56 pm.

This is a fantastic step as it’s terrible having to pin your little ones down. I have to do this twice at the end of the month, I know this as we have doctors appointments booked. We also have to do this sometimes to start eating, it’s terrible. I really hope this is the start of something new and you don’t have to go backwards.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)



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