So yesterday I took Elise to LabCorp to get her blood drawn. I was a bit apprehensive because I didn’t know how well it would go. I called to make sure they did children, and they seemed a bit exasperated by the question. So, I went.
When they called our name, we went back to waiting room one. I sat in the chair restraining Elise. They tied a tourniquet around her left arm, felt for the vein, found the vein, but Elise’s blood only dripped out. So, since that wasn’t working, they decided to put a heat pack on her right arm, have me give her some fluids, and try again in about 10 minutes. I went back in the waiting room where I’m pretty sure they heard her scream because they all said, “Awww,” when I walked out. To which I said, “It didn’t work. We have to try again.” Nobody said anything else to me after that.
About twenty minutes go by, and they ask me if I’m ready to try again. I said sure. I sat in the chair again restraining Elise, but this time as soon as they tied the tourniquet on she started screaming. (I guess she remembered.) They got her vein on the first time, but this time her blood flowed out – thankfully. Now, I have one more appointment checked off my list. Today we are going to the ophthalmologist, but I’m assuming that won’t be as traumatic as the hospital and LabCorp.
Here are our pictures: