Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well, that sucked.

My poor baby.




So apparently, the plan of action for easing a child's pain while getting multiple shots in the same location is to numb the area with a freezing spray. Let me tell you, my friends, this freezing spray did bupkus. The nurse sprayed some on my hand before everything went down and I was all "oh my hand's cold. Oh, my hand feels normal again." That stuff did NADA.

The doctor had him lay down on his stomach with his head on my leg, then the nurse sprayed a bunch of this freezing stuff on his legs. Hopefully, more is more numbing. Then he started the shots, Ace made his protest known, then when words didn't work he figured screaming would help. So he screamed for the longest minute and a half of my life. I cried. He got 4 shots in each leg. Ugh.

Still, within a minute or so of the procedure being over, Ace was kinda over it. He said that his "shots hurt" and fell a few times on the long walk to the car, so Drew picked him up and carried him out.

I don't know if I'm down with this one. If I don't see dramatic improvement, I won't be doing this anymore. Not till they give him some lidocaine or gas him up beforehand or something.

The post-Botox ice cream certainly helped.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Freaking OW. What is this supposed to accomplish?

Dr. Wifey said...

sweet little Ace. hope the ice cream made it all better

HEATHER said...

Poor little pumpkin!! I really hope it helps him.

Sharon said...

You are all so strong.
I think I'd be permitting ice cream for like a week.

Mrs.H said...

Have you seen any improvement yet? I'm praying it was worth the trauma experienced by all 3 of you. (and I'm glad the ice cream helped)

Susan said...

Dude, I nearly fall apart every time Kaycie has to get immunization shots. That just sucks. I hope it helps, but then I kind hope there's something less traumatizing that would also help...

Katy said...

Some mom--I can't remember who--gave her child a dose of tylenol about an hour before going in for Botox. Maybe next time?

They're pressuring us hard to get Botox for Charlie, but really, I just dont' want to go through it. Ugh! The decisions we have to make.

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Watercolor said...

aw. aren't there some numbing gels?? I really hope it helps him. Hugs from Miss Panela. :)

Allison said...

=( I hate it when they hurt.