computer777 -“Health: there are no chewables for the dosage he needs at least that’s what I was told.”
I don’t understand this. What did the Doc give him -PVK? This could be switched to Amoxil chewables.
“He told me forcing him by holding his hands tight like this morning was how he wanted to take the medicine lol.”
It is wrong to hold down an older kid. It’s very traumatic.
“He even agreed to get a shot instead, but I’m not up to taking him to the doc daily for 10 days. (I’m sure though after the first injection he would have changed his mind.)”
Is this what your Doc told you or did you make this up?
Had you asked your Doc -he/she would have told you for Strep Throat you can give one shot of Penicillin G, not 10.
Here is the drug dosing from emedicine.com:
“Peds Dosing Form & Strengths
1.2million units/2mL syringe
2.4million units/4mL syringe
Group A Streptococcal Infections
<27 kg: 600,000 unit IM x1 (AHA guidelines 2009)
27 kg or greater: 1.2 million units IM x1 (AHA guidelines 2009)”