Monday, March 02, 2009

Blood Draw and Screaming

After 8 straight days with a fever, we took Rachel to see the doctor today, only to find out she's a medical mystery. The doc examined her from head to toe, literally, and couldn't find anything out of the ordinary, besides a runny nose. She got to pee in a cup and have her blood drawn, which let's just get it out there right now, my child does NOT like needles in her arm!!! She's had that done once before a couple years ago and it traumatized her so much that she tells the exact story verbatim every time we pass the doctor's office. She knew what was going on as soon as I told her they would need to get just a little bit of blood from her arm. Oh boy. You'd think they had a hack saw to her arm the way she was acting. It was so hard to sit there and not get teary while she was literally screaming her head off. Then, she said, "I want my grandma!!!!" and Mike and I both started getting tickled. She followed that up with "I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS!!!!" After the blood draw and the screaming, we're still waiting to see what her blood tells us. The urine was fine, so we'll see if there's anything going on with her blood. I certainly hope there's not. Because she had such a tough time, she got 3 stickers AND a coupon for a free kids dinner at TGI Fridays. So, the moral of the story is that if you have to go to the doctor, tell your kids to scream bloody murder and you might get a coupon! :)
And for your picture viewing enjoyment, here are a couple pics of the kids taken by our KDO photographer, Mr. Michael Drager. He's so great! I love when he comes to take pics of all our kids.
Rachel, of course is always super photogenic and knows when to crack that smile.

Porter did great as well. He's usually pretty good with the camera. Could be the ten thousand pictures I've taken of him in his 16 months of life so far... I'm just sayin'.

Except when it came to a group pictures, I think my little tyke was a bit disturbed that he was NOT the center of attention anymore...

1 comment:

Superchikk said...

I would love to see that class picture. I didn't order one, and wish I had - it's C's first class photo!