I’ve discovered that Morgan has the amazing ability to gag and almost vomit whenever he doesn’t want to take his medicine. Now, Morgan has a couple of medicines he has to take. First, he takes his morning and evening pill to calm down his meltdowns. He doesn’t really have a problem with them. We’ve been putting them into a mini peanut butter cup for a while and he has no problem eating them.
Before the mini peanut butter cups, we put them into peanut butter sandwiches, or his trademarked sausage sandwiches, a sausage patty on toast with a slice of american cheese (he’ll ask for them by name). You can use a knife to cut a small slit into the sausage patty and push a small pill into the slit. Works like a charm. We have to cut the sandwiches into quarters, (squares, not triangles!). One thing we noticed early on is that he will always eat the top left quarter of the sandwich first. Guess where the pill goes.
More recently, his pediatrician prescribed Claritin. He’s been stuffed up lately and has adenoid problems. She said the Claritin may help with the adenoids, and if he has allergies, it may help with that too. Claritin doesn’t work for everyone, so we’ll assess if it is working in a week or two. She also prescribed Flonase. This is a nasal spray that helps with allergies. I’ve been taking it forever and it works. Morgan doesn’t want anything to do with it. The first day we gave him some, he vomited. The second morning I gave him some before school, he vomited. The third morning, he started gagging when he saw the spray bottle. I decided to discontinue it that morning.
On Wednesday night, Morgan had a cold. He was coughing pretty bad, so we kept him out of school on Thursday and Friday. We have these thin strips for coughs and colds. We didn’t get them to put on his tongue, of course, since he’d just vomit when he tasted them. Instead, we are sneaky parents and we put them in his sandwiches, or stuff them into a peanut butter cup. We can’t use the peanut butter cup, because he’s wise to that now. He always inspects them to make sure there are only pills in them. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are still good. The jelly masks the flavor. Ash thought of putting them in his applesauce and mixing it up so it dissolves and he can’t taste it. I haven’t tried that yet, but you know I will soon.
He reminds me of me when I was little. My thing wasn’t medicine, but vegetables, though. Ask my parents about their attempts to get me to eat veggies. Ha! I laugh at their feeble attempts. Poor Morgan has to deal with my sneaky ass, though. Because of my history of avoiding veggies, I’m always seven or eight steps ahead of him, poor bastard.