Saturday, April 23, 2011

Medicine Time

Ryan has been having a running nose and cough for over 2 weeks now. He has visited the doctor twice during this period and we have stopped him from going to his play school for three days now.

He is not really getting any better actually and he has very a dry cough especially in the middle of the night. Over the last two nights, he has vomited his milk and phlegm over the bed due to the severity of his cough.

During the last visit, the doctor has recommended an inhaler and separate medications, Flixotide (2 puffs once every morning) and Ventolin Evohaler (2 puffs every four hours or when he coughs badly). Hopefully, that would help clear his nose block and the phlegm. Besides the inhaler, he has to take at least three other types of medication. For most parents, I think, getting their young one to take this could be a nightmare...well, we had that problem for a while ....

Nowadays, Ryan simply loves his medicine. All we really need to do is to pass him the syringe with the medicine and he will gladly and eagerly pump the whole content into his mouth without any fuss....

Getting him to do the inhaler is not too difficult either with the condition that I would have to inhale from the inhaler too after he has finished...(well, a small price to pay to get him to get his proper medication).

So, does your child make a big fuss when it comes to medication time?

Picture taken tonight when Zoewe just came back from her grooming. I was experimenting with my Nikon SB700 flashgun and he gladly pose for me....(the same can't be said of Zoewe who was just too eager to get out from his grip).


Mummy and daddy: Angie and Ben said...

Hopefully the medicines will work well for Ryan. Get well soon.

Alice said...

get well soon. you are lucky coz he loves medicine.
me? simply daughter either vomit out the medicine, or wail loudly, same goes with the pufer...very violent somemore, she'll pull out the mask, sometimes bite my hand, tarik my face.......poke my eyes....don't know inherit from who.....:P

Adrine said...

My girl is the same gang as Ryan cos she loves medicine too. Ha ha...I can even bribe her by saying "you must do xx and xy first, then only you can have your medicine", and she rushes to finish the tasks.

Hope Ryan gets well soon!

Btw, your Zoewe is absolutely adorable :)

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