Mix it Yourself Meds

My poor baby is sick 😦 He started coughing on Friday, it got pretty bad by Sunday night and by the time we went to the doctor on Monday he almost had bronchitis. He’s coughing like a 60 year old smoker and his nose is pouring. It doesn’t help that the weather can’t decide what season it wants to be….. but anyway. Despite being sick, he’s still his happy, giggly self, which we’re thankful for! Although I did imagine being able to sit and cuddle with my baby when he was sick. Not happening. He had to sit through 3 nebulizer treatments at the hospital yesterday and he was soooo squirmy the whole time. He just wanted to play.

So, because of the sickness we had to get medicine for him and as much as I hate giving medicine to my (almost) 8 month old, I’m just glad he’s old enough now that there are some things he can take. I can’t imagine trying to get over this with just tylenol and steam. At some point yesterday afternoon I decided to just get the medicines out of the boxes and figure out the measurements so when we put him to bed it would be quick and easy. Well, I opened the first one and it was just a bottle of powder…. which prompted me to actually read the box. Shake it a lot, pour in exactly 37 mL of water, turn it over and shake right to left. Then let it sit for at least an hour before you give the first dose. Oops. So, we put him to bed a bit late so the mandatory hour could pass. ANNNNND he didn’t wake up at all. 7:30 last night until 7am. Not a peep. He’s growing up! I just hope he does it again tonight… and tomorrow night… and the night after that… and the night after that… and the night after that…

mix it yourself meds

Then, this morning I had to give him the medicine again (duh). One of them is just a clear liquid (and it smells sugary, so it can’t taste that bad), but the one that we mixed is pretty thick. I finally got him to take it with the spoon that you’re supposed to use (whose idea was that for a baby, anyway? a big plastic spoon? really?) and he got most of it down then proceeded to vomit all the medicine and lots of drainage right back up. Joy. At least with how he was laying it only went on his clothes and the boppy cover, both of which can be washed. And it wasn’t really anything but medicine and snot/spit. I don’t know what I’m going to do when he actually throws up. Maybe that’ll be Josh’s job.

In other news… he’s almost outgrown the super cute 6-9 month onesies that a friend’s mom made for him and it’s not even spring yet! So we’re layering today (and for the next few weeks) to make sure he gets to wear them!!!

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