~"Doctor Wady" and her patient~
Ethan has suffered with asthma for part of his short life, and at times I am at my wit's end attempting to get him to try new ways of dealing with it. He despises meds and any new form of treatment. I am sure part of that is due to the fact he has been jabbed by so many needles and expects new things to be painful. He has come to love his nebulizer because he knows relief will follow a treatment. You can imagine what it is like to carry around all the equipment and try to find an electrical outlet when he needs the mist! For the sake of convenience, I wanted to switch from nebulizer to inhaler. The dilemma - how to convince Ethan this was better!
An idea finally landed, and I put it to use. . .
I donned their doctor garb (It is actually an adult sz small that I found at the thrift store, but I still had quite a time twisting my frame to fit in it.) and was referred to as the "Doctor Wady." (Ethan's version of "Doctor Lady.") It works every time! He is more than willing for me to pretend to be a doctor and take care of him. I was successful in getting him to use the inhaler, and life is much easier. Another good use for the imagination!