cephalexin (an antibiotic for strep throat) in capsule form. Only, because he can't swallow the capsules, I have to open them and stir the powder into applesauce. It smells like the rubber from tires. Coming from a woman who spent part of her childhood in a Firestone shop, believe me, I'm well acquainted with the smell of tires.
As I stir, I shake my head that I'm putting this putrid stuff into my child's mouth. The one consolation...it's working. He's looking and feeling much better, and we don't have the lousy side-effects of Red 40.
In this process, also, we've discovered a new trick....Chocolate!
He now doesn't complain about the medicine any more. This morning, he actually reminded me that I needed to give it to him.