Sunday, January 03, 2010

A spoonful of sugar....


Matthew is still home and doing great.  He has discovered these fruit chew things that he calls 'chewies'.  When he gets a craving for chewies, he will not rest, or stop saying the word 'chewies' till he gets a package or 3. We even got outside for a few minutes a couple of days ago when the temperature was still in the double digits.


Matthew is on 3 different medicines that he takes daily.  2 of them taste pretty good.  The third is not so good and is very gritty.  Nicole has been very creative about how to hide and disguise it so he does not spit it all over himself.  From maple syrup to smoothies, to strawberry milk, we have had moderate success.  There is really no risk of him figuring it out since we have Claire contributing to the plan.  Recently, she gave him his milk (it had his medicine in it) and said "Here you go little packy.  This is just Milk.  Plain old milk.  You don't have to worry about there being medicine in here 'cause there isn't.  It's just milk.  You're probably glad there is no medicine in here and it is just milk.  So, here it is, your milk, without medicine."  






Claire reading to Matthew while he eats chewies.



4 comments:

lgarbis said...

Gene - your writing makes me crack up - hope you guys can smile a bit too:-) Claire is such a cute help with the milk and the medicine!!!!!! Positive energy still coming!!!!
Lisa

Melissa said...

Love the pics! Can't believe how big Claire is getting. Thanks so much for sharing!

littlebug-peg said...

All those smiles are an awesomely beautiful sight! Thank you for sharing these happy times. We miss and love you,

Peg and Michael

Naseem Wenzel said...

Too cute!