Something is ‘cooking’ …
Oh dear, we are not off the hook yet.
‘Timan’s temper tantrums were coming more and more often, were louder and louder, the meals were consumed in smaller and smaller quantities, and at the same time he was getting more and more clingy by the day, hour or even minute.
There is something cooking.
And it’s something else than the stomach flu we thought ‘Timan’ had.
Off to the pediatrician we went, for round number two.
What a day. And it’s not over yet, I fear for worse.
Today we had:
Lack of cooperation to deliver a peepee in a jar, lack of cooperation to eat breakfast, lack of cooperation during the examination at the pediatrician, lack of cooperation swallowing the medicine, lack of cooperation during the time spent in town, full cooperation on the way home, full cooperation during lunch (because really hungry by now), full cooperation to go for a nap, what’s next?
Oh, I know, until dinnertime we are staying in the ‘full cooperation’ mood, but when the time for the medicines (plural!) comes, we are switching to the ‘lack of cooperation’ mood in the flick of a second.
And this is going to be the way we will spend the next seven days, three times a day. I really fear for the worst because I know ‘Timan’. The doctor told me this morning that I have to think positive, need to take a positive attitude towards the medicine drinking and ‘Timan’ is going to drink it without a hitch.
Dear Doc, this may work for you, your kids, but not for ‘Timan’. I’ve tried it in the past, and every time we’re back in this situation I try it again, but the outcome stays always the same. You saw and heard it at your office today, didn’t you?
A big ‘thank you’ to whoever invented the medicine syringe and the few leg/arm/hand maneuver to prevent ‘Timan’ from kicking, arm wrestling and closing his mouth and another big ‘thanks’ to my ex-vet, who taught me how to administer my cat a medicine while preventing her to spit it out (works not only for cats but for babies and toddlers alike).
Or are there other ways to get ‘Timan’ to drink his medicine of his own will, ways I don’t know of? Ladies and gents, your suggestions would be very much appreciated and I thank you so much.