We are having a heck of a time getting Holland to take all of the medication she is on right now. As far as the cold goes, she is getting better. Still some stuffiness, and occasional wheezing, but mostly better. But she is still on an antibiotic for an ear infection, and the oral steroid Prednisolone for the lung/breathing issues, in addition to her usual Zyrtec and Singulair.
The steroid tastes like CRAP, and she HATES taking it. I know how bad it is because I tasted it. It is such a sad, dramatic battle, that I can hardly stand it. She has to take it twice a day for 4 days, but she's already thrown it completely up twice, so we'll probably have to redose those. It sucks. It's a nightmare trying to get her to take it, then she gags and retches, and ends up throwing up. She cries so hard, puts her hands up over her face, and throws her head back. We try to hold her down and she thrashes all around. We've tried to keep our cool, and bribe her with everything in the book. Nothing is working.
In addition to that, side effects of the medication include irritability, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. Well, we've got that. To the total extreme.
Any advice? At least a little empathy? Anything? Please...Help...
She's making me crazy.
On a happier note...Holland and Eden both got gifts from their secret Santas. They both LOVE them SO much. A great big THANK YOU to Brooke and Nathan (and their moms!). It was REALLY fun to get presents in the mail, and both girls received gifts that were perfectly suited for them:) We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. Merry Christmas!