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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Three cheers for sugar-free antibiotics!

We are now almost on day 3 of using the sugar-free Amoxicillin, and I have to report that I am very pleased! We did see a bit of a spike on the first day of using it, but we made some adjustments and only have to give her one unit extra of diluted Humalog, as opposed to the 3 extra units with the full sugar stuff.

And the pharmacy we got it at is wonderful... before they filled it, they saw the special order for sugar-free and called to ask if we wanted to do the flavouring or not, and if we did, did we want to add a sweetener. They said that without it, the antibiotic would taste pretty bad and they were worried she wouldn't take it. Thankfully, they offered stevia (which is a natural sweetener).

Then, after my husband brought it home, I had to call to ask some questions about the dosing instructions. The pharmacist double-checked everything, and even asked me questions about Elise's age and weight to make sure she was getting the right dose.

What a far cry from Dr. Surly (if you don't know who Dr. Surly is, I posted about him on my other blog... click on his name to read it).

And I'm also happy to report that Elise has been fever-free for 24 hours and seems to be feeling better. So yay for sugar-free antibiotics!

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad little Elise if feeling better!! Hug her tight for me. :) And hooray for sugar free! I'm gonna remember that one.

    btw L is all better!!
    But...J has it now. :(

    Love ya!

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  2. WAHOOO!!! I have been thinking about you guys. I am so glad that the sugar-free antibiotic is working out...and that Elise is finally feeling better.

    Happy Mothers Day!

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  3. yeah so glad elise is feeling better and you have done so well you are an awesome mom .

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  4. That is wonderful that the sugar free antibiotics are working out much better then the last batch you went through! I will always keep that in mind if my girls are ever prescribed Amoxicillin.

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  5. Hey I thought you weren't a fan of anything "sugar free"?...Totally kidding! :) Glad they're working out for you & Elise!

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