Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dani's big accomplishment!

After Dani's Eye dilemma she had to take 14 days of adult doses of antibiotics. It was a very stressful task that brought her mom to tears several times. We had to open a capsule of Clindamycin 3 times a day and figure out how to get it down her little throat. After several attempts mixing it with chocolate syrup and discovering that we couldn't even taste a hint of chocolate syrup only the foul tasting medicine, we figured out our system......

First Dani would take one drink of strawberry soda then I would inject the medicine mixed with about 1/4 tsp. yogurt into the back of her throat and she would wash it down with the rest of the soda. After she took her medicine each time she would get 2 hershey kisses and a sticker for her chart. And yes this happened 3 times a day for 14 days! Grandma and Dad had to give it to her while I was in the hospital having Emily. She was a real champ and at the end of the long 14 days she got to unwrap the present that we had been bribing her with through the whole thing (A sleeping beauty doll). She is such a good little girl!

1 comment:

Maranda Whittle said...

Geez, how frusterating. I'm glad she's better now! That bribbing works! Dylan had an ear infection in both ears and had to take antibiotics 3 times a day also, but it was nothing compared to what Dani had to do!