THX for all the tips - med is working
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|Mon, 09-15-2003 - 7:58pm|
I would like to pass on a hint I recieved from the school nurse. She knows my DS very well and was being supportive in my decision to try meds. I was sharing my fustration about giving the dose and she shared a "trick" she has used for years with both her children and the children at the school.
She uses a small plastic water bottle and has them swallow the pill drinking from it. Apparently it curves the tongue in such a way to open up the back of the throat better than drinking from a cup. We practice with a tic tac first and now taking the med is no problem!
Bonus happy tale: Last year my son sat out much of his PE class as he ... well, lets just say he didn't play well with the others. The meds have worked so well for him that not only did he have a great class last week, but he was team leader with the teacher for part of it! I'm glad I stuck with it. I hope he has many more successes to share!