LO was reffered to a paedeatrician two weeks ago due to an issue with his weight. During the appointment today they had to take blood from him to test and see if he has a medical condition that I have. It was horrendus. They tried to get a vein in his hand first. After inserting the needle they realised they missed his tiny vein so tried to catch it by moving the needle round for a few minutes. They gave up and took it out, then they tried to get a different vein in his arm. They got enough blood there. My poor little man was so upset at first,and crying. Not as bad as when he got his first injections but still upsetting. When they tried the second time he was crying so badly. I felt like the most evil mum in the world they way he was looking at me holding him there while they hurt him. My poor little brave man. And it kills me to think it is all my fault that he needed to have the test in the first place. He had calmed down quite quickly but his hand was quite red and will probably bruise. I gave him some calpol when we got home and he had a big feed and fell asleep. But i feel so bad for him.