Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The worst pediatrician appointment EVER!

I took both of the boys in for their yearly check-ups today and expected everything to go rather smoothly. Unfortunately, I had no idea what was in store for poor Hayden. My newly turned 4 year old was subjected to pure torture. He had to get all of the shots that are required for Kindergarten plus have his blood drawn. It was horrific. I had to hug him tightly while a nurse held his hands behind me. Another nurse gave him 4 vaccines in his arms and she took forever to do so. Poor Hayden screamed from the pain and I couldn't do anything to help him. I hate that feeling of despair. It was a rather traumatic event and I am soooo not going to be the one to take Emerson to his 4 year check-up when the time comes. Nobody told me that this was going to be such a big deal. I thought that we still had another year before he got all those shots since he won't get to go to real school until Fall 2008. Ugh. Hayden was traumatized the whole way home and fell asleep just before we got home. He took a nap once I got him inside and he never does that. Poor guy. The good thing is that this is the end of the nasty shots for a long, long time. He is good to go. As for Big E, he left the pediatrician's office all fine and dandy. His appointment was super easy with no torture involved.


Joanna Bolick said...

Cole's appointment was the EXACT SAME way when he turned 4. Terrible. Lots of screaming! I think by this time they're totally aware of what is happening and it's rough. Sorry! I should have warned you. But maybe it's better not knowing ahead of time. At any rate, Harper screamed at her appointment yesterday, too, for no reason other than she thought she was being tortured!

Renae Burt said...

that was horrible for Christian too....it's not very much fun to watch your baby suffer.
-Even though we know they have to do it!