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How on earth do you get a baby to take antibiotics???
she woke up yesterday with a huge puss filled (black and green) abcess on her knuckle
there was nothing there the night before
didn't bother me .. took her to GP at 3.30 cos was busy in the morning .. GP took family history, called hospital and asked paed if they thought DH's arthritic conditions were relevant because its directly over joint .. hence bringing to forefront of my mind my worst nightmare (that kids could develop DH's disease).. she then made me take her to A&E
held it together till triage when I just lost it .. felt like such a feckin' numpty .. crying over a stupid blister thing
paed told me basically bollocks and she obviously had a cut I hadn't noticed .. so DD not doomed but I am officially a crap mum
Try giving her the antibiotic when she is asleep. We gave a daily dose to ds2 this way for 2 years - much the easiest. Just put the tip of the syring in and let her suck it out - don't squirt it. If it's a 3 a day dose you might get in 2 this way
if it's the reddy/pink stuff then you and your daughter have my deepest sympathy. It's vile and we had to get 4 lots a day down 5 month old DD for a week. I'm not sure who cried most, her or me. The best thing we found was to get 4 year old DS to help as DD is obviously his biggest fan and didn't mind quite so much when he was involved.
Maybe try syringing it aimed into her cheek, and then holding her cheeks together? This is how we saw nurses administer yukky stuff to dd and it seems to work. Not particularly pleasant to have to do though. Poor old mini Twiglett, hope she's on the mend soon.