Poor Ellie is sick! She ran a fever this past weekend and every attempt on our part to get her to take Infant Tylenol resulted in her projectile vomiting everything in her stomach. The little girl just does not like her medicine. We took her to the pediatrician on Monday and she has strep throat. Her fever broke that evening, but then she woke up with Roseola (fever rash) the following morning. We were given Amoxicillin, but every attempt to get that into Ellie resulted in more projectile vomiting. Seriously, just a little taste and she’d gag and empty her stomach in 60 seconds flat. So yeah, we’ve been doing a lot of laundry this week. We’ve tried the dropper, the syringe, giving it a little at a time, in between her cheeks and gums, mixed with milk in a bottle, distracting her, pretending it’s something yummy. All have been epic FAILS.
I took her back to the pediatrician’s office Wednesday and was given a stronger medicine so that she’d have to take less medicine, once a day for five days rather than the larger dose twice daily for 10 days. The first day I had success when mixing it with her rice cereal. Hallelujah! The following day she only ate half. Today she only took two bites. My little girl, she’s out smarting me already. I’m doomed.