Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tasty Treat



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.

"Your tongue?"

"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!

3 comments:

Elaine said...

LOL!!! Hahaha, I would've never thought...

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Devin & Ruthann said...

I'm allergic to penicillin too. And, Henry is currently taking amoxicillin for an ear infection!

Royalbird said...

Yep, I'm one of the ones allergic to it, and one of the kids seems to have inherited the allergy.

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