Monday, February 15, 2010


I have come to realize that our kids are going to pick up all of our bad habits. They both bite their nails (I do that) and Cooper chews on his fingers (Bryce does that). So, on Thursday I noticed that his pointer finger on his left hand looked infected right below the nail. I tried to put some neosporin and a bandaid on it, but Cooper wouldn't leave it on. By Friday, it was looking mighty bad. So, I took him to the walk in clinic and yep, it was definitely infected. The doctor told me to soak it 3 times a day in warm water and Epsom salts. He also prescribed an antibiotic. I really thought that the soaks wouldn't be so bad. You stick your finger in water for a few minutes. What's the big deal? I knew we were going to have some issues with Cooper taking the antibiotic.

We get home and I try to get him to do the soak. Oh my goodness! It was horrible! I eventually got him to soak his finger for a few minutes. Now, the really hard part was at hand. Cooper refused to take his medicine. Did I mention that he is supposed to take it 3 times a day, as well?? Well, I have tried just about everything to get him to take it. I have put it in soooo many different things (from food to drinks) and he always says it tastes funny. No, he doesn't see me put it in there. So, I held him down and tried to force him to take it. Yeah, that didn't go so well. Brye figured he could hold him down and get him to take it. Yeah, not so much. So, Sunday morning, before church, I held him down while Bryce stuck a syringe in his mouth and gave him his medicine that way. He still didn't get the whole amount that he was supposed to, but I guess it is better than nothing. So, today, I again called the walk in clinic and spoke with a nurse. I asked her if there was anyway that we could get the antibiotic changed and she said no. That the medicine that they have him on is in case the wound culture comes back as MRSA and there is no other substitution. She said, "You just have to make him take it." I wanted to ask her did she have kids because it is easier said than done. Hopefully, the wound culture came back today and hopefully it is not MRSA that way we can get it changed. I know that I am about to sound like my mom here (as well as many other moms), but I really hope that Cooper has a child just like him!!

Friday night, I was able to go out with some friends and go see the new movie Valentine's Day. Oh my gosh! It was so good. I laughed and I cried. It was some much needed time away from the kids, even if it was for just a couple of hours. I also thought I would share a picture of the beautiful tulips that Bryce got me for Valentine's day. Even if it was a couple of days early!


Devon said...

The tulips are beautiful! I love tulips...they're so cheery, without pretense.

I'm sorry about the infection! Poor little guy. Dakin had MRSA--not a big deal, just a pain. Hope he gets better soon.


Katie said...

I love Tulips! Good work Bryce.

Any more luck with the stubborn one and taking meds?

Jodie said...

Katie-Nope. He still refuses to take it. When I put it in a drink he takes one sip and says that it tastes funny. So, I don't know what else to do.