Poor Jesse is having a bout of the flu and a little cough. Doc prescribed a mixture. "It'll make him sleepy," she said. And both Mae and I thanked the good doctor from the bottom of our hearts. A sleepy baby is never a bad thing. Hahhahh!
When we got home, we excitedly administered the drug with the help of a syringe. It wasn't exactly rocket science. Pump the contents into his mouth and he'll sleep like a... erm... baby. But then, Jesse had other ideas. He threshed about, screaming his lungs out. And the cough mixture came back out his nose. It was a mess. To make matter worse, his phlegm build-up was causing him great distress. Mucus was clogging up his nose!!!
We quickly took out our nasal aspirators, something we had bought for such an event. But it wasn't working - these things rarely do. Remembering a tip my colleague Pinky once shared, I told Mae,"We'll need to suck it out!" We both gave each other the "Euwww" look but we knew something had to be done. Baby was suffering. And so my wonderful wife rose to the occasion. "Slurrp!" Mae drew in a mouthful of Baby's snot. "Did you get it?" Her convoluted expression told me she did. I opened my palm and she spat the contents out into it. Euuww!!!! Vile!
But Baby was still threshing. Like his mother, he was a bit of a drama queen. It was distressing. I knew at once what had to be done. And I knew it wasn't fair that Mae was getting all the fun and so I jumped in for my mouthful. "SLUUURRRPPP!!!"
And there was peace throughout the land once again.
It was probably the most disgusting thing we ever did but the poor kid was suffering and we had already run out of options. In case you're wondering, it tasted a little salty. Hehhehh! I just pray that he never gets a constipation. Oh boy.