Nope. Not one thing.
Instead, today, I have a pop quiz for you.
Quick - what is this a picture of?
Do you need a hint?
It's a medical device.
Pretty low tech, pretty inexpensive, but medical equipment all the same.
Are you ready?
It's a..... pill crusher.
Maybe I'm the last person on earth to know about this handy little device. Maybe you looked at the picture and knew what it was immediately. Maybe you think I've been living under a rock.
But I'll tell you something - this cute little thing is already a game changer at my house.
When Dr. Goldberg had Lily start taking an anti-viral, I was dismayed to find out it was a rather large pill. Not a liquid or a chewable or even a capsule I could open up and dump into some juice or yogurt. Just a big, solid pill.
So I've been crushing it the old fashioned way.
I found a meat mallet I've never used. I got a new cutting board. And I proceeded to whack the pills into powder. But the first few blows would cause the pill to shoot some little pieces off the cutting board so I knew I was losing some precious medication. So I started creating a barrier around my cutting board crafted out of silverware. It helped but I still felt I was losing little shards of the pill.
So I conducted my own medical research by googling "pill crusher". And lo and behold, a device that actually crushes pills exists. And according to Google, would most likely be available at my neighborhood Walgreens.
Tonight I was able to crush Lily's pill by simply removing the top of the crusher, like so:
Oh! Right now, I'm thinking this might have made a quite gripping video. I'm sorry I didn't think of it before I took all these artistic photos. Oh well...
Drop the pill in the clear cup....
Twist the cap back onto the clear cup and voila - a pill crushed into a nice, fine, contained pile of powder.
Maybe this all old news for you.
But I for one am constantly amazed by the marvels of modern medicine.