Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

My little grand daughter has something called "Periodic Fever."  This means that she gets fevers often.  This also means that she has come to hate Tylenol and has even learned how to not let anyone get a Tylenol suppository into her!  Her fevers get high, so we don't want to leave them untreated.  Today, I am making Tylenol Popsicles.

(This is her normal face on the left - her little fever face on the right)

I found the pop molds at my local Rite Aid for a buck.  Bought 2.  I filled each mold about 1/2 full with juice and added the correct amount of Tylenol to the molds. I am using cherry flavored tylenol with pomegranate "juice".   I used a knife to stir it.  I'm putting these in the freezer for 30 minutes and then stirring to make sure it doesn't separate.  I also want the majority of the tylenol to be in the end she eats first incase it starts melting before she eats it all.  After I stir these again, I will fill them up with juice and place in the holders.  I sure hope this works!
The pops that you see on the right of the ones I am making are Pedialyte pops - I didn't have to make those!  BTW, today I discovered Children's Tylenol soft-melts.  She actually ate one of those - it looks like we're on the right track!!