Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blood draws suck.

I had to take Ian today to get his blood drawn. It was the 2nd most awful experience I have been through since they were born. The 1st was seeing him intubated without sedation. That alone was a nightmare come true. Today made me cry. I don't cry when my kids get pricked or get shots. I know it is necessary & they normally get over it quickly. Not this time. He wailed & wailed & wailed. To the point where he yanked out the needle. There were 3 of us holding him.

I had to calm him down b/c they only got 1 1/2 viles of blood & we still had another 4 to go. Then they brought a 4th person in to help. Needless to say, I wanted to kill them all. I know they were doing their job but the look in my boy's eyes was enough to make me want to take them all out w/ 1 foul swoop. He screamed bloody murder the whole time we were there as well as part of the car ride home. When we walked through the lobby, everyone had a sad face knowing what he had gone through.

Blood draws suck. They sucked the life out of me today as well as enough blood to make any lab tech happy for a lifetime. Hopefully we won't have to go through this again.

Have to add a PT update...they came to assess his ankle stability today possibly for braces but he passed w/ flying colors! No ankle braces for my boy! Another small victory in his recovery from cerebellitis. YAY!


Amanda said...

I feel your pain! I had to take Paige to get blood drawn and it was heartbreaking and horrifying. The people were great and tried so hard not to hurt her, but it's still a nightmare. Hopefully you won't have to go through it again. Poor Ian!

txsjewels said...

hang in there mrs schmenkman.

some days are diamonds, and some days are a big pile of dog shit.

the key is not to wear the latter around your neck on a gold chain.

love you mommypoo

Linda Easton-Waller said...

I read this post today and your post about using sign language with your kiddos.

Here's a link to a page on the Baby Signs website with a video dictionary of health and medical signs that might be useful to you.

Best wishes,
Linda Easton
Baby Signs, Inc.