Post # 17
I know for sure I will…
I went with my little sister to get her one year shots. We had to hold her down and she was just screaming her little head off and had this pouty lip going on. I immediately teared up.
So for DS, I’m sure it will happen.
Post # 18
Never. It’s my job as a parent to stay calm so that my children don’t get upset. It doesn’t matter so much when they are infants, but when Mom or Dad is a basket case when they are older, it doesn’t help the child to accept that the discomfort is very short lasting.
Post # 19
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
@julies1949: This is the attitude I will be taking when I have kids. My mom never cried when we were in pain or hurting and I knew I could always count on her to be there for me and calm me down when I was a crying basketcase!
Post # 20
I haven’t. The first ones, I walked to the other side of the room and Darling Husband handled it, but ever since, I’ve been the one to hold him. He just got a shot yesterday, in fact. The shots get easier, but he was so miserable last night and today from the vaccine (TDap booster) that I almost cried. He generally sleeps through the night in his crib, but last night he spent all night in bed with me and basically whimpered most of the night (he’s 15 months) 🙁
Post # 21
Not when they’ve had vaccines. But I’ve almost cried during other medical procedures.
Post # 22
@okqueenbee: How old were you?! My son was just 13 months last October when we had to take him. He bad vertigo (kept throwing his head back) and wouldn’t stop crying so we rushed him to the ER. The doc as I said made me and my husband pin our poor son down while he scraped and scraped and our son screamed so hard. I was singing songs trying to comfort him but it was one of the worst minutes of my life. I still remember the screaming like it was yesterday. 🙁 (He had a bad ear infection and he had to scrape to see inside the ears better) I’m so sorry you had such bad pain with that, too!!
Post # 23
I cried when I held him getting his tongue tie clipped. So sad to hear him cry in pain and hard to see the blood! I felt bad for him during his vaccination but didnt cry. I will try my hardest not to cry when he’s old enough to gauge my reaction.
Post # 24
@Jenn23: Poor little guy!!! He was so young to have his ears scraped! Did they use a metal thing that looked like a skinny spoon/scoop thing?! I was about 6 or 7 if I remember right. I can’t BELIEVE they actually DO that! I can’t remember if I was having earaches or what, but the Dr said I had wax buildup & they had to get it out! The liquid stuff didn’t work!
I don’t know what kind of procedure that is, but it sounds awful!
Post # 25
@okqueenbee: You know that piece of skin that goes from the bottom of your tongue to the the floor of your mouth? My Dear Daughter was born with that super short (or tight) so she couldn’t stick out her tongue, at all… not even over her gums to nurse and not enough to get a good seal around a bottle nipple. We got it clipped in office by a Pediatric Dentist using a local anesthetic. I didn’t cry and honestly didn’t think it was too bad but holding her down was hard b/c she’s hulk strong (even then at 7 weeks). I’m sure my time working at the hospital as a phlebotomist and drawing blood on tons of kids attributes to me not being all that affected by my kids experiencing less than ideal experiences.
Post # 26
@okqueenbee: The reason they have to use a curette (the scraper thing) is that ear wax can hide the ear drum. If it is suspected that the child has an ear infection, the doctor needs to be able to see the ear drum to see if it is red, bulging or even perforated and draining.
It’s usually not that painful. The doctor doesn’t touch the ear drum, which would be painful. The child is just very angry at being held down.
Post # 27
I work in the medical field, so blood and pain dont really freak me out, but the worst was when my daughter was hospitalized for a severe asthma attack. she was about a year old and I had to help hold her down so the nurses could get an IV in. It was the middle of the night, after they had already tried oral steroids, and they needed to try IV steroids. She kept screaming “mama hold me” over and over and it broke my heart. They couldn’t get the IV in and they had to try several times. I just tried to get her not to watch, and held her and told her to be a strong brave girl. I tried to be nonchalant about it so she wouldn’t get scared, but by the end of it, I had tears in my eyes. After that night, her vaccinations were a piece of cake, for both she and I.
Post # 28
I don’t have a child, but I am currently fostering two puppies. One of them was crying and screaming like he was being murdered during the microchipping. It broke my heart and I started crying! I cannot even imagine what I will b like when I have a baby.
Post # 29
My Dh took him for his first vaccine, but i almost cried when i took him for his circumcision at 3 weeks.
Post # 30
@okqueenbee: I can’t even remember what the ER doc used as the whole thing happened so fast. It took a few minutes to do both ears and felt like forever.
@julies1949: I figured it wasn’t painful, but as you said he just hated being held down and having his ears touched. And it just went on so long so he just screamed more and more. Good to know from what you said that it probably wasn’t actually painful for him, though!
Post # 31
@lendhop: This almost brought tears to my eyes just reading it!
I can’t imagine how all you moms do it. I will be a mess when I have kids.