My 15 month old's foot swelled and got red two days ago. I took him to the doctor yesterday. They think he got a little cut that got infected. The doctor lanced it (awful!!!), and prescribed an antibiotic ointment and this oral antibiotic.
It's awful. It literally smells like shit. I even paid extra at the pharmacist's recommendation to add extra flavoring. Still doesn't help. I tried 6 times yesterday to get this down him. He maybe got a 1/4 dose. I tried mixing it with drinks, food, straight. Nothing. He's not having it.
Last night I tried one more dose. As I'm sitting there holding my baby in a full body hold trying to force this nastiness down his throat, I realize that no, no I will not be using this medication.
I call the nurse line to ask for another type. Hopefully they'll give me something else today because it's not like this kind was doing any good anyway since he refused to swallow any.
Have you ever refuse a medication and requested an alternative?
on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM