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.