Son has suffered from allergy induced ear and sinus infections from day one. It's been a point of contention with husband and I. Myself, residing in The Valley of The Dolls, believes son should take a daily Claritin. And husband, who takes one aspirin a year, maintains that son would be fine if I would only let him lick a nearby honeycomb.
Son has also been snorting and snoring at night and so the pediatrician suggested we bring him to see an Ear Nose and Throat Dr. to see if his adenoids were swollen. (We're going next week). She also gave us some samples of Nasonex. And miracle of miracles it actually seems to give son some relief. His allergy shiners even toned down a bit. (Allergy shiners are big, puffy, black under eyes that come from congested sinuses. They look terrible. Like you've been beating your kids with a sock full of nickels.Which is really hard on my mommy rep. Especially since everyone knows you're supposed to use pennies till they're at least 8.)
So today daughter, son and I waited at the Walmart to get his new Nasonex prescription filled. And yes, I was the one ahead of you in line screeching at the poor cashier.
Pharmacist: That will be $94
Me: What! For nose spray?!!
Me: Is it made out of cocaine?
But I looked down at sons big old black eyes and snotty nose and forked over the cash.
The problem is that he hates the stuff. And immediately after shooshing it up his nostrils he begins to furiously blow them. And because he is a 5 year old boy he's not blowing it into a tissue. He's running wildly around the house farmer blowing snot. This means that in order to shoot this liquid gold up his nose I have to sit on top of him to squirt it. Then I yell "Suck it! Suck it! Suckit Suckit Suckit Suckit!" at him until he snorts it up. And that's not traumatic at all. Nuh uh. Not one bit.