The long and short of it is DD (4) hates all medicines, she and DS (2) have been coughing up a storm for weeks, they were on an antibiotic for 5 days, it did nothing, now the doc has prescribed a new antibiotic twice a day for 10 days plus cough medicine twice a day for 10 days. My DS doesn't like to take the medicine either, he cries, but I eventually get it down him. DD got herself so worked up last night, I can't even describe it. I really, really, really, don't want to force her, but I just don't see an alternative. She begs me not to force her. (She has a LOT of freedom in her life, is rarely forced to do anything, I think this is a good thing, I respect her choices and she usually makes very good ones.) But as the Mom, I HAVE to make her take medicine, right?
I am open to any and all suggestions. Please help me!!! Thanks.