They took blood from my LO today :-(

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  1. kit10grl

    kit10grl Well-Known Member

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    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. :cry:

    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. :cry:

    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. :cry:
     
  2. Bex84

    Bex84 Well-Known Member

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    ahhh your poor little on, I'm sure he has forgotten all about it. Dont blame yourself. I hope your LO is ok :hugs:
     
  3. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    aww hun, my LO had to have a canula and blood taken from it in his hand 5 times in his first few weeks; he also had 17 heel prick tests for bilirubin; the majority of these tests I later found were unnecessary and due to a mix up making the specialists think he hadn't had his prolonged jaundice testing already, when he had done. Its only when I asked the one at his last appointment who was just about to 'stab' him with the massive needle they use to put in the canula that he realised what had happened-LO had already had a whole set of tests twice :(. I'm sure your LO will be fine xx
     
  4. Lauren25

    Lauren25 Well-Known Member

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    Aww bless him!
    Hope everythings okay.
    Big hugs :hugs:
     
  5. xcharx

    xcharx Well-Known Member

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    Aww :hugs: poor lil man.. jus think, it had to be done to help him even though it was horrible :( :hugs: x
     
  6. emilyjade

    emilyjade mummy of two!

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    awww hun its awful :hugs: My two year old had to have bloods done in his arm and it took 4 of us to hold him still and get it done :( I do think its true what they told me, the child become scared/upset as they are being restricted of all movement. My DS had a numbing spray so it wasnt the pain with him anyways xxx
     
  7. Shabutie

    Shabutie Mum to Amara & #2 on way

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    :hugs: to you hun. You just have to remember your putting him through it to make sure he is healthy and well. Thats what's more important.

    A had to go back into hospital at 4 days old because her jaundice was bad. They had to take her blood from her hand, it like your LO was moving it all around. They eventually got some and sent it off. only to be told 30mins later that they had put my hospital label on, instead of A's, so they had to come back and do it all over again. It was horrible, but A has no lasting memory of this and has no scar's/marks on her hands now, so I'm sure you LO will be fine after the redness has gone down. Just remember that you love him and your just looking out for him, just as any caring mummy would :hugs:
     

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