giving medecine

Rachael - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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hi all i have a 7 yr old autistic boy who is really poorly at the mo with tonsilitis, i have med off the doc, who said if i cannot get him to take this med or to drink he might end up in hospital, can you imagen that all the lights loud noises and people in and out, i need to get him to take this any ideas, i cannot put it in his juice, i have tried and that is the reason he is unwillin to drink when not well, i have tried to bribe him but as you all know that has not worked any ideas no matter how silly they sound i would be very grateful thanks rachael xx

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Amy - posted on 02/03/2009

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my son is five and he is a terrible eater. he refuses to even try most things.He detests medicine... I give his asthma medicine in kids yogurt and put some colorful sprinkles on top...something else, if it's a liquid you can have it flavored at the pharmacy, whatever you child likes, it disguises the disgusting medicine flavor...hope it helps!

Janell - posted on 02/03/2009

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Have you tried putting it in applesauce, or like pudding etc. I have put it in my childrens food without them knowing, and the eat it right up. Hope this helps.

User - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son ( 6yr old with asd ) also resists we think it is more a phobia of something being put in his mouth out of his control, it can take a long time but we let him hold the spoon or syringue hand over hand. also we insist the doctor gives us the medication requiring least doses per day!  Whenever we have ended up in a hospital situation we have insisted on a side room and take a potable TV.  Good Luck

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Rachael - posted on 02/09/2009

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hi wendy, i know what you go through, i took the earlybird course, and realised that my son saw gettin his nails and hair cut as losin a part of him he was terrifered, i took him to a hairdresser for his first one and it was worse than bad, and the nail cutting we used to do them when he ws asleep but he started to wake as soon as his feet where touched, brushing his teeth was a nightmare because of the feel of the brush, i asked if they could brush them when he was under and they said no, we can now cut his hair and nails now as long as it is done in the right order, and in the same place, this is new so he still a bit egdy it took us three years of reasurrance that he was not losing himself or his ears would not fall off, with his teeth we had to start by brushing his hand with the brush getting higher untill we reached his teeth unfortunaly he has to have a back tooth out, this took 6 yrs and can now get a quick brush of his teeth, this has all been very frustrating but worth it  xxxx

User - posted on 02/08/2009

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Maybe get a pill form and hide it in Pudding or applesauce thats what I do with my 2.  My youngest will only take it in Pudding not mashed potatoes or ice cream its frustrating but it works...Hope this helps

User - posted on 02/08/2009

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Hi Rachael, George has had 3 trips to hospital. 1st a disaster!!!! He needed ear gromits all the staff ignored my requests of care and no interest in ASD details, post surgery he lost control and the terrified staff discharged him 20 mins after a GA!  2nd much better very understanding staff had a brain scan all ok they even cleaned his teeth whilst under GA, they wouldn't cut his hair unfortunately!  3rd visit hernia op George was in so much pain he couldn't protest, post surgery i screamed and cryed until we got side room with TV and was a model child leaving staff thinking i was an exagerating fussy mother!  its never easy but we've got threw it, somehow. Have you ever tried eye q fish oils?  they calm George dramatically luckily we started it at such a young age he dosen't notice it in his drink but its worth looking into.  Wendy

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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I am so glad that he is going to be on the mend. I am sorry you have this happening but it is nice to know that I am not the only one that can not get meds into my little guy.

Rachael - posted on 02/04/2009

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hi jennifer thanks for your reply, i tried it in his juice last night and he knew,  just to let every1 no he started takin his med today thank god, so will be on the mend shortly, thanku for all your replys we all deal with a lot that other people just take for granted and i think this coumminty is a good tool for all of us to use, and great for support, thanks rachael xx

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2009

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I always ask for a chewable pill. I call it his yum yum. That is the only way he will take it. I know where you are coming from on hiding it. My little guy went for 8 days and would not eat or drink because he was sure I had something hidden. Have you tired popsicles. That is one way to get fluids in. Maybe if you let him pick them out. Wyatt likes the spiderman ones. I know they are not the best for him but any fluid is better than nothing.

Rachael - posted on 02/04/2009

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hi amy thanks for the reply, do you live in england?? didnot no they could flavour it, that may have helped alot rach xx

Rachael - posted on 02/03/2009

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Quoting Wendy:



My son ( 6yr old with asd ) also resists we think it is more a phobia of something being put in his mouth out of his control, it can take a long time but we let him hold the spoon or syringue hand over hand. also we insist the doctor gives us the medication requiring least doses per day!  Whenever we have ended up in a hospital situation we have insisted on a side room and take a potable TV.  Good Luck






thanks for your reply wendy, i will try this, thinking though knowing my son he will throw it, i will keep that in mind about the side room hope it dosnt get that far though, how did your son cope with being in hospital ? xx

Rachael - posted on 02/03/2009

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Quoting Janell:

Have you tried putting it in applesauce, or like pudding etc. I have put it in my childrens food without them knowing, and the eat it right up. Hope this helps.



hi janell, he is a fussy eater at the best of times i have tried this though but he can taste something is different straight away thanks for the reply though xx

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