Blood draws are a NIGHTMARE!!!!!! Anyone have any tricks or tips?
My DS had to have his blood drawn today for some tests to rule out medical causes for his food issues and loosing weight. It was a NIGHTMARE! He was screaming and crying, I was crying. I held him on my lap and held him across the chest with one hand and held his arm with the other. Then 2 nurses held him down also and the lab tech was finally able to get the blood. I tried prepping him for it, we had his tablet with headphones, but nothing helped! He fought and screamed and cried til he was burning not and red in the face. It breaks my heart!!!!!!!! I wish I could find a way to calm him down!! Anyone else have this issue and found something that worked? He is 9 and is big for his age, so between absolutely hating to see him go through this, and knowing it won't be much longer before I can't hold him, I am at a loss. I wonder if I should check with his psychiatrist about getting an ativan PRN or something?