So my poor baby Dimitry now has thrush! I noticed a couple of white spots on his mouth last week, but the Doctor said it was part of his cold. (He ended up having an ear infection, too.)
Giving a 1 year old medicine is one of the hardest things to do, ever - wouldn't you agree?
I'd put it right up there with trying to change the diaper of a 1 year old!
I noticed the white in his mouth was getting worse so I took him back to the Doctors today. Turns out, he now has thrush. Which could be a result of his antibiotics, but regardless - it must be painful for him, because he is not drinking as much as he usually does. Or eating as much, but thankfully, he is still *eating* enough! His nights are pretty rough,though. I guess it hurts to suck on his bibila (soother) so that keeps waking him up. How sad! The one thing that normally comforts him back to sleep is keeping him up now.
Anyway, the pharmacist told my husband to tell our baby 'not to swallow' the medicine we have to give him orally.
He reminded her that he was only 14 months old, and actually telling him to not swallow the medicine probably was not going to work.
She kept insisting we try to make him understand that he was suppose to just keep it in his mouth. Yeah, right! After 7 days of me having to force, 3 times a day, his OTHER antibiotics into him for his ear infection, I now have to somehow convince my 1 year old to NOT swallow the stuff I'm putting in his mouth the other 4 times a day? Very confusing, wouldn't you say?
Oh, and did I forget to mention the fact that my 3 and a half year old thought it would be funny to throw his brother's medicine across the room, breaking the top of the bottle, and spilling the medicine all over the floor? No? Well, he did that tonight. And we can't get a new bottle from the pharmacy until tomorrow, when the Doctor calls in a new prescription. Sigh.
I'm also very perplexed by this weather. I mean, come on! Snowing in April! With Easter right around the corner! How are the kids suppose to do their Easter egg hunt with this cold, rainy, snowy weather? Come on! So basically, we really only have 5 'good' months I figure. Because once October hits, it gets cold. And seeing as April is still cold, that leaves 5 months. I suck at math but I think I made that calculation right, right?
Are you bummed about this weather, or what?
What is making you go hmmm today?