Saturday, October 28, 2006

The medicine...

I forgot to share this story, but I just have to. I have to poke fun at Darren as much as I can. When Gabe started back on his Diamox Darren filled the prescription. Since he now has the ability to flavor meds he thought that he would be kind to Gabe. To be completely honest there is no way in hell that Ga be's meds are going to be any better tasting. They have to crush up pills and mix with a syrup to make a liquid and the appropriate dosage. So, while he was at work doing this wonderful act of kindness to his son he asks his techs "What should I favor the meds with?" Sarah tells him, "Cherry or grape". Dar ren says, "Nah! ALL kids LOVE bubble gum flavor that is what I am going to do it with!" Sarah again tells him that not ALL kids love bubble gum flavored at the age of 4. He ignores her.

He brings home the med and he says, "I flavored it for you Buddy". (Please note we are to PAT HIM ON THE BACK FOR DOING HIS JOB) So G abe takes the med and the look on his face was painful. You would have thought that he was swallowing battery acid. He gags it down and yells for WATER. I give him water and he swishes it around in his mouth. He looked at Dar ren (That accusing look that makes it appear that Darren abused him) and says, "Daddy, you flavored it BUBBLE GUM! I DO NOT LIKE BUBBLE GUM!!!!" Dar ren got a guilty look to his face and I reminded him of Gab e and the bubble gum scent for his mask for one of his procedures.

So to try and make amends Darren brings home a little of the cherry flavor to try and hid the bubble gum flavor. Next dosage that we gave him he again looked at Dar ren. Da rren asks, "Buddy, how does it taste?" G abe replies, "Like cherry flavored BUBBLE GUM!"

G abe was very excited when we finally finished this bottle. I honestly think that I only had to chase him down 40% of the time to take him meds. This morning he started Grape Flavored. We asked g abe how it tasted he replied, "HORRIBLE, but better than the bubble gum".

Darr en's Lesson Learned: "Men are a lesser species, they know NOTHING. Not married women who have no children and are only 22 years old know kids better than he does.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

OMG...I am ROFLMAO

Shelley said...

LSHIAPMP!
yes, I invented that....LAUGHING SO HARD I ALMOST PEED MY PANTS!