Backing up to earlier today, we gave TongJie his giardia medication this morning. It is, hopefully, a one-time dose, although they'll retest at his next appointment in July because sometimes giardia can be difficult to get rid of. Anyway, it was one rather large pill that had to be crushed and mixed with syrup. We were told by both Dr. Davies' nurse and the pharmacist that the pill is very bitter and even with syrup some kids have a hard time with it. We should have known that it would be no problem for TongJie, who loves to eat pretty much anything! I gave him a "test run" of just syrup in the medicine syringe, with no pill, which of course he loved. Then I mixed the crushed pill with some more syrup for the real dose. As I was mixing it, TongJie was watching intently and smacking his lips in anticipation. I only mixed it with about 3 mL of syrup, which isn't much at all, and I could see the syrup turn a thick pasty grey. I'm sure it would have tasted pretty nasty to a normal person, but TongJie sucked it right down as I squirted it into his mouth. There was a little bit of the concoction left in the bottom of the custard cup that I couldn't get into the syringe, so I wiped it up with my finger and TongJie eagerly sucked it off my finger. Then he continued on with the rest of his breakfast. I'm glad it went so well. The pharmacy had to order the TB medication and it won't be in until Monday, so we'll probably start it Tuesday morning. I think it will be easier to remember to do it every morning at breakfast. That's the one we have to do every day for nine months.
I haven't been taking many pictures, but last night I remembered to try to get a picture of TongJie sitting in his crib listening to Jeff reading. Can you spot our cat Chestnut in the second one? She always wants to be involved in whatever we're doing.
Tonight Jeff was playing at a concert so I was getting TongJie ready for bed by myself. When I went to go change his diaper and put his jammies on, Caspian was sleeping on his changing table. Usually we push her down when she's up there, but tonight I left her there and set TongJie right next to her and TongJie thought it was so funny! Caspian jumped down on her own soon enough. She was not amused at having her nap interrupted by the strange little person.
Here's a photo of TongJie enjoying one of his many books.
And here's Albert - he's such a good dog.