Drenching guidelines needed

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CodyAcres, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    I have the drench syringe so that I can drench my kid his dimethox 12.5%. Boy, 1.5 TBSP sure seems like ALOT!! Do I just squeeze a few cc's into the back of his mouth at a time, waiting for him to swallow? Or more than that? I'm a very much newby so I really have no idea how much I can squeeze in at a time to keep him from choking. It's not easy to do this either, he doens't like it at all, tries spitting it out, or letting it drool out his mouth, then he stands there gagging, or making sounds for awhile, so I know it tastes bad to him.

  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    if you have the drenching syringe it should curve so you place it in the side of the mouth and slowly squeeze it down the throat. dont hold his head up as you may cause him to get it in his lungs. Hold his head in a natural position. Push the plunger slowly and let him swollow. Try adding some flavoring to the meds like Pepto.