I am happy to report that Jaime the king of Phlebotomists was able(after 10 + stabs) to draw the blood necessary. I can now check torturing my daughter off my to do list.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
If I could have one wish for Davy it would be.... That she could have one body builder sized, plump, blood filled vein in her arm. You have no idea how nice that would be. It has taken 5 days, three different labs and 7 different Phlebotomists(nice vocab huh?) too draw blood from this little birds arm. I had to constrain Davy while the techs were stabbing her over and over again. The best was their conversation, " Hmmm...... is this a vein? Maybe. I guess we could try it." Uhhh, excuse me?!!! Maybe you want to make sure that's a vein before you stick that bad boy in my baby's flesh! After many attempts, I was sent to Choc to have it done. As soon as they put the rubber band around Davy's arm she turned into the incredible hulk baby. I have never seen this little lumpy be so strong. She started thrashing and screaming as loud as her little clefty would let her. I held my tears in and calmly whispered to her "good girl Davy, good girl." Which I think just pissed her off even more. Serious Mom? Good girl?!! This dude is trying to kill me and that's all you got for me?!! It was the only thing I could think to do for her. Aside from getting the H out of that room. But these are important labs. They will tell us if all the meds she is taking for Hypopituitarism are doing their job. So I stayed and held her tight like a good mom should.