I've been dreading getting Tyson's blood tested. He hasn't had it done since he was a newborn. His pediatrician wants to make sure his iron and sugar levels are good. Especially since he has a gluten intolerance.
I've had myself worked up about this appointment for days. All I could think about was Tyson being traumatized by the needle. I couldn't get the thought out of my head.
Well, today was the big day... And, it went great! I am SO happy and relieved. Tyson's Nana (my mom) came in the room with us. The nurse explained what she was going to do, and was very calm and sweet. She told Tyson she was putting a "seat belt" around his arm, and that she had to find a special spot in his arm. Tyson smiled, and went along with it. I passed Ty my phone so he could get his mind off what was happening. Once the nurse inserted the needle in his arm, Tyson's face flinched. He whined a little, but nothing like I expected. When the nurse was finished drawing blood, everyone in the clinic cheered and clapped. It brought tears to my eyes. They were all very caring and understanding. Afterwards Tyson got to choose a band-aid, and toy.
I can't thank the nurses enough. They were absolutely fantastic and helped make Tyson's first blood test great. (As great as a blood test can be, that is!) Hopefully the next one will go just as well.