Riley gets a blood draw every couple of months to make sure her liver is handling the chelation drugs we give her to leach the heavy metals out of her system.
Today was the day.
Although she has numbing cream on, and although she readily admits it doesn’t hurt, the procedure causes her much anxiety.
Dr. Mumper’s office has it down. They have a pediatric IV specialist come in on Thursdays. She is an expert on getting small veins the first time. Even so, it took three of us to hold her still (not including the woman that actually does the procedure).
Riley screamed her head off.
Afterward, as we stepped out of the doctor’s office into the cold air, she smiled and said,
"That wasn’t so bad."
Maybe not for you dear.
Maybe not for you.