Friday, July 16, 2010

sad day with a happy ending!

It all started with a trip to the doctor for our oldest son, Jacob. He has a swollen lymph node on the back of his ear, he has had it for as long as I can remember, but it has gotten larger and very firm. So, being the totally PARANOID mother that I am, I flipped out and made an appt. After having to talk (more like BRIBE) him into even walking into the doctors office, he was promised by me and a nurse that there would be NO SHOTS at this visit. Well, after seeing our doctor,(she was very positive and seems to think its nothing to be worried about)she decided drawing blood to run tests would be the best idea just to be sure everything is alright.
Well the nurse walked in with the "materials"
and it turned very UGLY in patient room #6!
It took THREE nurses and a Momma to get the job done and Bless his heart, he was flipping out over the needle, they couldn't find his vein so LOTS of poking! My poor, little guy was SUCH a trooper and I was so proud of him. I think I cried more than him and so did the nurse that promised him NO SHOTS-she felt awful for telling him that, just as I did. For being a brave boy, he snagged a new book- "Maybe A Bear Ate It", three dum-dums, and two stickers! WOOHOOOO!!! Oh and Mommy told him we would go WHEREVER he wanted to go for the rest of the day and he picked...
INCREDIBLE PIZZA, so off we went! Now, he's got some pizza and mac and cheese...the day is already lookin' better!
and baby brother now has had a slice of pizza, mac and cheese, green beans AND a chocolate chip cookie- Do you see how happy this kid is?! HILARIOUS!!!

Ok, so Mommy didn't get all dressed up today! I can't help it that I enjoy the days with NO make-up, a t-shirt and tennis shoes. I guess it's a habit of a former P.E. teacher?!
Does anyone else feel that way sometimes or is it just me?


Go-Karts just might be Jacob's favorite thing EVER! He LOVED it! I'm telling you this boy was SO well-behaved the entire day because we did something he wanted to do...
when it's what Mommy wants, the day is C-R-A-Z-Y!!!



















All in all, it was a sad day with a HAPPY ending!
Now, I just have to wait a week for these test results...ahhh, I'll be a nervous wreck!

10 comments:

The Scott's said...

poor guy! so glad that there was a happy ending to his not so good morning! i know how you feel...when they had to draw burkley's blood at 9 months, i was in the corner crying my eyes out while cory was holding her...her poor tiny little arm!

Mama Hen said...

Oh my goodness I would be flipping out also! The poor thing! My daughter had to have blood drawn a couple of years ago and it was horrible! The doctor could not get the vein and she was screaming and I was crying and it was just the worst for a mommy to see! But now it is done and you did the right thing! I hope you have a nice weekend! Maybe some extra treats here and there! That always makes everyone feel better! :)

Mama Hen

Hannah said...

Oh my! I can't watch my boys get vaccinated or have blood drawn it makes me cry to so my poor husband has to go and hold them! I am glad your bad day had a happy ending! He doesn't look like he was effected by it to much. He looks so happy in all the pictures! I hope the test results come back normal and everything is good!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Oh, that poor little guy! He definitely deserved a fun ending to his day!

Kristin said...

You are not paranoid. You're being a good mama! Poor little guy! I hate shots too!

TV's Take said...

Oh I feel for you! Those darned needles! The worst is when my little girl is smiling at me or the doc and then the needle sticks her and she's like why did that just happen with big ole tears in her eyes. Hope everything turns out as well as your night!

Mama Hen said...

Just stopped by to say hi! I hope you had a great weekend!

Mama Hen

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh man, looks like little bro made out like a bandit on his brave big bro's coat tails. Isn't that always the way???

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

The Florida Hogans said...

You are not paranoid at all! I would be the same exact way. Poor little guy!

ItRocks2BMom said...

Great pics, looks like a lot of fun :) Sounds just like my Ethan, he also has a way of acting like an angel when we are doing what he wants, lol. So glad you found me, it does look like we have a lot in common. My youngest is 5 1/2 months, looks like yours is a bit older but not much. Ethan just turned 4 in May. I'm following you now - looking forward to sharing stories!