Clouds, May 2010

Clouds, May 2010

Friday, June 24, 2011

bathroom break

As in, a break from the bathroom. 

H was not feeling well this week, and by the morning of his birthday he woke up with a swollen cheek and his voice was gone, and even the presents waiting for him didn't bring his smile back. 

He is on antibiotic to help heal something in his mouth. And a pain reliever for comfort.  

How do we get the meds in him? Dan sits on a chair, pulls a screaming, thrashing, crying Hayden across his lap, forces him to recline back, grabs his wrists in a human handcuff, and I use a syringe-type-thing to squirt the liquid in his mouth. We sit him up and his red face turns on a gagging expression. 

Sometimes we have a mess to clean up. 

Although he is starting to get much better, and actually ate a small meal last night for the first time in (more than) two days, we'll have to re-visit the potty business when he's completely well. 

Pick & choose your battles wisely.  

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