Saturday, April 01, 2006


慧 had her first "brush" with 保濟丸 recently. She was at her other home, my sis's place, when it happened. An upset stomach and multiple bowel movements within a day. After weighing up the options, my sis decided upon 保濟丸, though we had never tried it on 慧 before.

Then came the problem. How to get her to take those little black pills? Since she was a little baby, my niece have never shied away from taking medication . Whatever we gave her, she'll just gulp it down. This time though, the awkward shape and size of the
保濟丸 might pose a problem. Or so my sister thought.

First try: Mix the
保濟丸 with a cup of water and let 慧 "drink" the 保濟丸 via a straw. It worked initially, until the 保濟丸 starting clumping together and getting stuck halfway up the straw.

Second try: Instead of the straw, use a 湯匙 to feed her. Well, that sort of worked. The idea was to get the
保濟丸 to go down together with the spoonfuls of water. Unfortunately, not all of them went down with every gulp. There were some free radicals left behind. Being curious that she is, 慧 started CHEWING them.

Now, anyone who have tried that in their childhood (I have!) will know how bitter the insides of the
保濟丸 are.

So 慧 starting wincing, cringing and making all sorts of funny faces as the totality of the bitterness gripped her. BUT, but she didn't voice her disapproval. In fact, she bravely finished the whole bottle of

13 days to go.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow.. i'm impressed

looks like she understand the meaning of "苦口良药"


Sat Apr 01, 10:29:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Yes, we were impressed too. *Grin*

Sat Apr 01, 10:31:00 am 2006  

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