We are all sick. Eric woke up this morning with crusty eyeballs that needed a warm washcloth to unglue (ewww!) and Jeffrey started complaining about his ears. Greeeeaat! You know what the means… Pediatrician, here we come.
The doctor only had an opening for one kid, so I figured I would just take both and then beg her to look in Jeffrey’s ears while we were in the room. It worked. Eric has pink eye, and Jeffrey has an ear infection. Whoopee! At least it is now, and not on Saturday.
So I go to the drivethru pharmacy at Walgreens (gotta love that!) and get the antibiotics, and $60 later, head home. Eric takes the eyedrops with only minimal fussing, and then promptly goes to sleep. What a sweet boy! But Jeffrey, well, that’s another story.
Right now, he is up in his room, whimpering and moaning. I am so stinking mad at him, I don’t want to go in there until I cool off, so thus I write. Jeffrey HATES to take medicine, any medicine, all medicine. I told the doctor this, so she gave him a really strong antibiotic that he only has to take for 5 days, thinking that would make it easier. HA! Even after the doctors warnings to him and my pleading, he would not open his mouth. I was stern, I pleaded, I offered mixing it with 7up, I threatened, all to no avail. Finally, out of frustration (and disgust with myself for begging a four-year old to do something that he really HAS to do), I opened his mouth and poured the medicine down his throat. Which he promptly spit out at me, then barfed. Oh, yes, he did. It is a little trick of his, he is able to barf at will- always has been. So the medicine, day one of only 5 days’ worth, is all in my lap. To say that I am now steaming is mild. I want to mop the floor with four-year-old, so for his own well-being and mine, he is in his room until the doctor call us back.
What do you do with a kid like this? I am at a total loss, let alone that I have to go buy more ridiculously expensive antibiotics now. Anyone have kid with a will of iron and a trick stomach? Any ideas? These are the days that I miss having a paying career- no day at any company I worked for was as crummy or nasty as this!