Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Explaining medicines

Zavier is on a few rx meds/supps. In the past, I tried to sneak it into his food and drink. But since he figured out the meds in the drink, I decided to go with the direct explanation approach. So far, it's working, and he's consuming his meds/supps quickly.

Me: "Zavier look, I'm putting three things into your pear sauce. One is melatonin, it helps you sleep. Your body doesn't convert serotonin to melatonin because you don't methylate properly. The other is Candex, it helps your tummy. The other is a type of sugar that binds bacteria and flushes it out. Look, I'm mixing it up, it still tastes yummy, please eat it."

Zavier: listened patiently to the whole explanation, then opened his mouth and ate it all up.