i'll then watch
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i imagine the writing will be in English & not Chinese...i hope.
i'll watch my child's face go from joy, to confusion, to shock, then pain & anger. she'll probably start wailing & trying to escape. however, the husband is strong. he'll hold her as still as possible because he knows i'm counting on him to do so.
i'll be standing off to the side- out of sight & out of mind- ready to swoop in & rescue my child as soon as the vial is full, the needle has been removed & a Dora band-aid has been pressed into place.
i'm betting the whole thing will take less than 2 minutes- right? right?!?!?
i sure hope so.
now i'm no pansy when it comes to shots for myself or my kid. i know it'll be over in 10 seconds & i know she's more pissed about being held down than getting jabbed in her chubby thigh.
but this is different. they're literally taking blood from her tiny vein. this is a child who will barely sit still long enough to let me wipe her nose- how the hell are they going to get her to sit still so they can find a vein & suck out her life force?
i mean, what ever happened to finger & heel sticks?!
gah. so we'll see. hopefully i'm overthinking this & blood draws from a 1 year old are easy as pie. no- even easier- like easy as boxed cake.
again...right? anyone have a kid that has had their blood drawn? is it all that bad?