Thursday, 23 June 2011

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13th June: The Boy had an appointment at the allergy clinic, partly as a regular check-up and partly to discuss the transition to secondary school, where he'll be taking more responsibility for managing his medication himself (scary!) He also needed a blood test, which was a horrible experience :( Poor lad has not only inherited my nut allergy, he's also inherited my rubbish veins - right down to having a 'fake' vein that people think they'll be able to get blood from but actually they can't so they end up having to try the other arm as well and you're already traumatised by the first attempt so having to go through it again on the other arm is even worse and the anaesthetic cream hasn't actually numbed the area properly somehow (maybe you're resistant to it?) so the whole experience is HORRIBLE! :(

And breathe....

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10 comments:

Mary B said...

Oh Poor lad that's not nice. {{{{{huggles}}}}}} for you both

Amy said...

Oh the poor boy, I hope he and his mother are feeling less traumatised now - it is no fun at all! The young lady had to have blood drawn at around eighteen months of age - that was not much fun either!

Karen said...

Oh, poor boy is right! I hate having blood drawn and my veins are easy to find! It's hard enough when it's difficult for yourself, but watching your kids go through these things is so much worse. Glad it's over!

Sian said...

Not nice! (And not very nice for his mum either..)

Lisa-Jane said...

Aw! I've got crap veins too. I don't mind needles but for some reason my veins take a run for the hills and so I can only have blood taken at the heamatology unit. Any kind of needle makes my BP drop and I grey but they don't bother me so why does this happen!? Hope it went okay other than that.

angelfish said...

I feel for you and The Boy. My girl has to have regular blood tests too and it's always traumatic for us both.

Alison said...

I have rubbish veins too....you both have my complete sympathy - last time I had surgery it had to be put off for two hours, so that I could sit in a heated room to 'encourage' the veins to appear (AFTER having used me as a pincushion and almost hysterical, I hasten to add!)
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh dear! Poor The Boy! :o( Blood tests are bad enough without having to endure all that business too! Hopefully he won't have to do that again for a while!

Cheryl said...

Oh the poor boy I feel for him so much. I used to be horrendous with needles, but I think I can honestly say that since I have so many now I have got used to it!

Ginger said...

That sounds very unpleasant indeed! I have only one vein they can get blood from, it's very tiny, but they always manage to get what they need :)