Asking this young new pharmacist if they had any other, he kindly stepped out from behind the counter.
He asked me some questions.
“Why do you need liquid?”
Me: “Because she can’ take pills.”
Pharmacist: “How old is she?”
Me: “Oh, she’s 10.”
Pharmacist: “She is 10 and only takes liquid medicine?”
Pharmacist: “Why won’t she take pills?”
Me: “Well, that would be a little difficult.”
Me: “No. It would be a little hard for me to put it down her throat.”
Pharmacist: “You would have to put a pill down her throat?”
Me: “Yes. How else would I give it to her?”
Pharmacist: “Can’t she take it herself?”
Me: “No, she doesn’t know what medicine is and if it tastes bad she isn’t likely to try it on her own.”
The Pharmacist looked at me with a rather shocked look on his face.
Pharmacist:”She doesn’t know what medicine is?”
Me: “No. How could she?”
Pharmacist: “Most 10 year olds know what medicine is. Has she ever had any before?”
Me: “Well, not much. In her short life she has been quite healthy. Even at her age she still gets out a lot. She loves being outside. That keeps her little body in shape.”
Pharmacist: “Exercise is good. 10 year olds need to get out.”
Looking at me again he seemed perplexed.
He found a bottle of generic liquid Benadryl that was Cherry flavored. He asked me if that would work.
Me:”Yes, but she isn’t big on flavor if you know what I mean. So how much do I give her? She is 10, but weighs 8 pounds. Does weight make a difference in the dosage?”
The Pharmacist looked at me and responded rather loudly,
“What? She only weighs 8 pounds? What have you done to her? Do you not feed her?”
Me: “Of course I feed her. She loves crab meat, salmon and most fish. She isn’t a big fan of chicken.”
Pharmacist: “Ma’am. This sounds like child abuse. I am going to have to report you.”
Me: “What? Why? because my cat doesn’t’ like chicken?”
He gave me the liquid cherry flavored Benadryl, shook his head and walked away.
I left laughing!
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