Sigh. Last June when Andy had the croup he had a fever so high that we were freaking out, but of course it was not high enough for the doctor to want to see him, so we had to figure out a way to get Tylenol in him. We finally bought suppositories. We told him he would have to get medicine in his butt. I expected crying and pleading for us not to go there.
You know what he did? He rolled over and pulled his pants down! Luckily, my husband is fine with that sort of thing and did it, and Andy apparently felt nothing, but now, when it’s time for medicine, he wants all of it in his butt.
Why does it have to taste so horrible? Wouldn’t it be better if it just had no flavor so I could hide it in things? Bubblegum, berry, cherry, orange, and grape are great flavors, but adding it to the grossest flavor in the world just makes it the grossest bubblegum, berry, cherry, orange, or grape flavor in the world.
I finally found a chocolate syrup called “Dr. Cocoa” (I can’t make that stuff up, folks) that is actually yummy. The kids like the taste, but the consistency is like Hershey’s syrup mixed with tar. It’s too thick! I had to add it to milk to get them to get it all down, which just caused more mucous.
Just yesterday, I finally found a grape medicine (some generic “compare it to a name brand”) that I can hide in grape Koolaid. If I add more grape powder than you’re supposed to, the taste is successfully hidden.
It’s a keeper, thank goodness, so I’m going to buy some stock in the company. I’m so glad I found it, because I really didn’t know how I was going to get Robitussin up Andy’s butt.