Thursday, February 18, 2010
After dinner tonight, it was time for medicine. Last week we were all sick with strep, and two of us are allergic to penicillin. Our medications ended days ago, but the others, who are on amoxicillin, still have the rest of their 10-day regimen to complete. The one who was done with his medicine threw a fit that he didn't get any and then he came to me a few minutes later crying that his throat hurt and his tongue was coated in white.
"Yes, I have strep again, so I need some more medicine."
"You can't have anybody else's medicine because you're allergic and it's not for you. Let me see your throat." I look in with a flashlight. All is fine. He was willing to fake sick just to get some medicine. I realize drug companies flavor the medicine so kids will take it, but my kids love it so much that they don't want to stop taking it!