Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I...can't...reach


medicine
Originally uploaded by Mike F.
Here you see the bottle of Amoxicillin and syringe that we got from the pharmacy. See how tiny that thing us next to the bottle? Also, it's hard to tell in the picture, but the syringe won't fit into the bottle. So, with these two things combined, it is impossible to reach the bottom quarter of the bottle. I know. You're telling me to tilt the bottle. I tried. It doesn't work. Luckily the people at Target pharmacy had given us a big syringe a while back, and it works much better. Also at Target, they give you a bottle that has a small opening for the syringe and you turn it upside down so you can get all the medicine out of there. Too bad they weren't open the other night. They need to be 24 hours.

I know I keep calling it a syringe and it probably has another name. It's not used with a needle; it's just a measuring device. Anybody know the proper term?

9 comments:

Suzanne said...

medicine dispenser??

Mike said...

Suzanne: That works for me!

bluegame said...

Mike,
You are so funny!
How is my tori feeling?
Did not have a ggod day
with John at hospital....

Dreamybee said...

I think the proper term is whatever string of curse words comes out of your mouth each time you try to get to that last 1/4 of the bottle!

Mike said...

Lori: Fine. Tonsils still big


Dreamybee: That's exactly right! :)

Dawn Allynn said...

We always kept once of those medicine cups you like use for Pepto-Bismol, and poured the Amoxicillin in that first, then used the syringe to suck it up, and poured the extra back in the bottle. I never understood why they gave out those tiny things.

Mike said...

Dawn: I thought of that, but I always leave it upstairs when it time for medicine. Plus, I like a one step process. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Unfocused Me said...

I think it really is called a syringe, but our kids always call them "medicine shooters" or just "shooters."

Mike said...

Unfocused: Shooters sounds good, but that makes me think of doing shots. :)