Return to bedtime tummy aches and chocolate medicine
Jan06

Return to bedtime tummy aches and chocolate medicine

Back in the summer, when the doctor diagnosed the stomach aches my daughter had been having intermittently for a year as chronic constipation, he warned us that, without making dramatic changes, it would come back. So she cried and retched her way through a box of chocolate medicine (and cured herself, thank goodness) and the doctor prescribed her another box to put away for a rainy day. As a result of the tummy aches, my daughter...

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Conquering constipation and chocolate medicine
Aug21

Conquering constipation and chocolate medicine

After two doses of medicine accompanied by stress and tears, and knowing we had another 28 doses to get through, we needed to do something differently. So we gave my daughter a straw so she could get the medicine straight to the back of her throat without touching her tongue and hopefully it wouldn’t taste as bad. We managed a 15 minute dose of medicine with no tears! Result! After that, the doses slowly crept back up to 20 or 25...

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Chocolate medicine
Aug19

Chocolate medicine

My daughter has been suffering from bedtime tummy aches for about a year now. When she has a tummy ache, she eventually falls asleep, then sleeps the whole night and wakes up perfectly fine. When, after tummy aches for three consecutive nights, she woke up not fine, I switched my plans from ‘see the doctor after our holiday’ to ‘see the doctor NOW’. I’d noticed she’d been weeing rather a lot, which...

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