Friday, November 5, 2010
8:00a.m. - Nurse calls munchkin back
8:35a.m. - Bone density X-ray taken (this was quick and easy)
9:15a.m. - It took 4 people (me and three nurses) to hold my daughter so that she could get her IV.
10:00a.m. - She cries that she is hungry and needs to eat NOW!
10:35a.m. - She begin to cry louder that she needs to eat NOW!
This small schedule is just a glimpse of what I had to contend with on that day. Every thirty minutes, blood was taken and after 4 hours of my daughter crying and being insistent that she needed to eat; it was over! 1:3 never looked so good! I could have hugged the clock in a momentous embrace. She was able to eat finally and the monster went away and my sweet baby girl reappeared. After arriving home I needed a nap, I felt like I was a preschooler who missed their nap!
My daughter has an unhealthy fear of needles; SOMETIMES! It is a weird situation where she is deadly afraid sometimes and less fearful other times. How do I begin to break her of this fear, knowing that this will not be her final meeting with a needle? Any suggestions, please?