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  • Ginger 4 Mar 2012 20:01:11 6,877 posts
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    HoraceGoesSquiffy wrote:
    Can't even give the younger one Calpol because the little idiot spits it out again. IT'S FOR YOUR OWN BLOODY GOOD YOU TWAT.
    Ah, my son actually reached for the Calpol bottle earlier today. That made me smile

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  • mrpon 4 Mar 2012 20:03:29 29,196 posts
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    Have you got the syringe type attachment Horace? We used to try and make her laugh then squirt it in pronto (story of my life). Fortunately, she (17 months) now takes it off the spoon.

    Good luck.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • jonsaan 4 Mar 2012 20:15:02 25,360 posts
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    We used to stir calpol into strawberry fromage frais and tell them it was magic yoghurt. Try that.

    Edited by jonsaan at 20:16:22 04-03-2012

    FCUTA!

  • HoraceGoesSquiffy 4 Mar 2012 20:16:50 1,563 posts
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    @mrpon - Yeah we have. Tried all the tricks for getting it in to the back of her throat but she just blows raspberries out as soon as she feels the Calpol in her mouth. Get covered in it every time we try. Laughing unfortunately out of the question at the moment too - can't even get her to crack a smile she feels so crappy. Giving serious consideration to medicine you stick up their bum. Would be fucking hilarious if I wasn't so bloody tired and fed up.
  • HoraceGoesSquiffy 4 Mar 2012 20:18:36 1,563 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    We used to stir calpol into strawberry fromage frais and tell them it was magic yoghurt. Try that.
    Thanks mate, but she's only 10 months. Plus she feel so crap she's not eating very much of the little solids she usually does.
  • mrpon 4 Mar 2012 20:32:38 29,196 posts
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    I'm guessing you've also tried those dummies with built in section to fill with medicine? Though I'm assuming the reaction will be the same once it hits the throat!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Khanivor 4 Mar 2012 21:09:08 40,947 posts
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    Put the medicine in her mouth, hold her nose and mouth closed and stroke her throat till she swallows.

    Works on cats and dogs so should be good for humans.
  • jonsaan 4 Mar 2012 21:53:49 25,360 posts
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    I have also heard of people mixing it with a spoonfull of jam.

    FCUTA!

  • localnotail 4 Mar 2012 22:15:32 23,093 posts
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    Sorry to hear of your troubles Horace. If you can get the suppositories then use them - a lot of European parents do, it's a totally valid, effective route for medication, especially painkillers. If we weren't so upright about it in the UK it would save a lot of time & misery.

    Edited by localnotail at 22:19:56 04-03-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dougs 4 Mar 2012 22:19:37 68,439 posts
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    It's a nightmare trying to get drugs down them sometimes. My son (22 months) has had a low grade temp and stinking cold since Thurs. To start with, he'd take the Calpol nicely. Now we're at the arm pinning stage. It's either his teeth or throat that's hurting I think. Not eating much either, which panics the wife, but if he's hungry, he'll eat imo
  • DaM 5 Mar 2012 09:20:43 13,337 posts
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    Try Nurophen, it does taste differently - ours have definite preferences.
    Tried a suppository on a 2 yr old after visiting a pharmacy in France....one of our strangest parenting experiences!
  • mrpon 5 Mar 2012 09:23:14 29,196 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Salaman 5 Mar 2012 09:25:23 19,286 posts
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    You lot don't use suppositories for little kids?
    Learn something new every day.
  • Dougs 5 Mar 2012 09:26:01 68,439 posts
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    Amazingly fine this morning. Ibruprofen or Calpol, makes no difference if he's feeling rubbish.
  • DaM 5 Mar 2012 10:00:26 13,337 posts
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    @Salaman - Nope! Not sure why not...I think maybe we weren't putting if far in enough...in fact that's exactly why not! :)


    You Europeans!
  • nickthegun 5 Mar 2012 10:06:16 60,493 posts
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    CHILD R loves the taste of calpol to the point where she continues to ask for it even after shes been ill.

    You are fine
    But i want some calpol
    You arent poorly anymore
    *lame fake cough*
    Oh dear. You cant eat sweets when you have a cough.
    IM OK!

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  • Dougs 5 Mar 2012 10:09:14 68,439 posts
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    :D
  • mrpon 5 Mar 2012 10:36:38 29,196 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    @Salaman - Nope! Not sure why not...I think maybe we weren't putting if far in enough...in fact that's exactly why not! :)


    You Europeans!
    Up to the "finger knees" DaM!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • DaM 5 Mar 2012 11:45:31 13,337 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    DaM wrote:
    @Salaman - Nope! Not sure why not...I think maybe we weren't putting if far in enough...in fact that's exactly why not! :)


    You Europeans!
    Up to the "finger knees" DaM!
    It wouldn't stay in! Poor Rosie, scarred for life :( She's never mentioned it, but if she becomes a serial killer, I'll know why.
  • Tonka 6 Mar 2012 08:46:00 20,809 posts
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    The first painkillers I got for Kid A were suppositories. After administering it for the first time I went back to the pharmacy and asked what other options there were. Turned out Panodil (do you have them in Tealand?) made some sticky sweet syrupy medicine that was delivered/metered out using a big ass syringe.

    Kid A loved it and i didn't have to feel like the worst person since Hitler.

    Win win.

    On the same topic. At the patient hotel (where you stay for the first five days after the delivery) they took his temperature the anal way. (Do you get it? Most accurate AND it's up the ass).

    On my way out of there I bought one of those fancy in ear digital thermometers.

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  • Salaman 6 Mar 2012 10:10:09 19,286 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    some sticky sweet syrupy medicine that was delivered/metered out using a big ass syringe.
    So a liquid suppository basically? :-D
  • localnotail 6 Mar 2012 10:46:40 23,093 posts
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    I wish people were less squeamish about giving suppositories - they are really quick and effective methods of delivering medication that avoids all the issues of compliance and upset tummies / sore throats making it hard to swallow / keep stuff down.

    You are not raping your child, you are helping them.
    /awaits Fritzling
    /or possibly Stevie Nicks-ing

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • HoraceGoesSquiffy 6 Mar 2012 21:31:07 1,563 posts
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    Update : Thanks for all the advice and fine words about children's bums. She's on the mend now - still bunged up and crotchety but not half as bad as she was.

    Just need to sort out MY illness issues then all will be well! Shame the doctor was like "Oh yeah, we can see you in about a week and a half". ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 27 Mar 2012 22:07:10 38,705 posts
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    Well, Olivia went for her 3rd operation today, to fit the artificial lens in her right eye. I've not taken time off work because I'll be the one staying at the hospital for her final operation in June... But I feel pretty guilty leaving my (very pregnant) wife there with her. They'll be there until Friday now.

    Liv was passed out when I got there this afternoon, and when she did wake up she was croaky and sore. Didn't stop her wanting to go outside though!

    The house is damned empty :(

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  • localnotail 27 Mar 2012 23:33:52 23,093 posts
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    Hope her recovery goes well.

    Chin up. Now is the time for naked Guitar Hero.

    Edited by localnotail at 23:34:53 27-03-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Khanivor 27 Mar 2012 23:36:25 40,947 posts
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    Have you seen what DDevil looks like?

    Seriously though, I hope Olivia makes a quick recovery and all goes well for the last op.
  • mrpon 27 Mar 2012 23:38:42 29,196 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Hope her recovery goes well.

    Chin up. Now is the time for naked Guitar Hero.

    PS: PM some pics bad boy
    o_O

    Oh, that's embarassing, you've edited that out now.

    Edited by mrpon at 23:39:34 27-03-2012

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Blerk Moderator 28 Mar 2012 08:23:30 48,225 posts
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    Best of luck there, Mr Devil!

    With Olivia's op, that is. Not the naked Guitar Hero thing. :)
  • Dougs 28 Mar 2012 08:26:07 68,439 posts
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    Aye, good luck, hope all has gone as well as could've hoped. Terrifying having them in hospital.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Mar 2012 08:43:40 38,705 posts
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    I had to pop into Alder Hey again this morning as I had left my work I'd and didn't fancy getting shot at security. I didn't let her see me because she would have got over excited and then been unmanageable but I saw her sat in bed babbling away, which is good.

    Anyway she now has 4 eyedrops 6 times a day. That's not going to be fun.

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