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19 days ago

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Medication refusal -What can I do?

My daughter has always refused medication and I have tried so many ways to just give her pain killers. Even at hospitals they have tried and she just refuses. We have hidden it in any food or drink we could think of and she would have one mouthful and go nope it's medicine. We have tried different types like nurofen, panadol, dimadol etc. I even tried panadol chewable and she just spat it out. We can't even mention the word medicine in my house as it ends up in a meltdown. I have this same issue with my eldest and we used to hold her down for medicines and she has so much trauma from it and has meltdowns when we talk about medicine too. I have also done reward charts and visuals and also tried talking to her about it but ends the same way. We are also in isolation because we have covid so it's just everything happening at once. Any other tips or advice I would really appreciate.
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19 days ago

My daughter hates orange coloured antibiotics (i cant remember the name of it) so i have in the past been so desperate that i put a tiny bit on a spoon with some chocolate ice cream topping. She would ask for it... its obviously not healthy but when you're desperate you do what works... good luck with your gorgeous indi.

19 days ago

I feel your pain! Immy is anti medicine too. Following this post for tips

18 days ago

We had this when younger , and had to end up giving panadol suppository’s when she had high fevers when we were really desperate. But that is not an easy thing to deal with either. Around 11 or so she started taking smaller capsules and now we can manage some medicines as she accepts that pain killers do make you feel better . Probably not helpful to you. now but as Indi gets older you may be able to get her to take them .

18 days ago

😊 thanks. Brooklyn is 11 and still does the same thing, so I hope one day they both will be ok and understand the concept that it will help.

17 days ago

We have found a particular V8 Juice (breakfast juice) is the only one we can crush up the meds into (half a tablet) that she tolerates without fuss. We tried a bunch till we found the right one. But it can be so hard when their taste is so sensitive to the difference. I hope you can fine a solution that works xxx

17 days ago

oh that is awesome. My favourite is in the pine passion. Living on them this week being in covid iso.

19 days ago

Medication refusal -What can I do?
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