Our Five Ring Circus: She proved me wrong!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

She proved me wrong!

I finally took Lexie in to get her blood work done today. I have been dreading it since the moment the pediatrician called to tell me she needed it done. Lexie is a drama queen, and has put up a huge fight at her last two checkups, so I was expecting the worst.

I enlisted my dad to come along, to help hold her down.

She was in a great mood when we arrived, and was running circles in the (empty) waiting room. While the lab tech was getting ready, Lexie had a coughing fit (from all the running, perhaps?) and threw up all over the floor! That has never happened before, but I guess there's a first time for everything!

I'm not the type of person that can leave a mess, so I tried the best I could to wipe it up with paper towels and soap. Ugh. How embarrassing!

Once in the room, my dad sat on the chair and held her, and I held her arm down. We braced ourselves for the worst as the lab tech put in the needle. About 3 seconds after the needle went in, Lexie stuck her bottom lip out, and it began quivering. Her eyes welled up with tears, but she didn't cry, didn't scream, and didn't move throughout the entire process. Her eyes kept darting over to the needle, but she stayed completely still. I have to admit, I was in shock! She was so good!

Dylan sat in his chair the entire time, and watched. He is completely fascinated with anything medical-related. As we were leaving, he whispered to me, "Mommy, does Lexie have any more blood left in her body?" I assured him that she did, and he seemed very relieved!

So now we wait. We should know in the next few days what the results are. Regardless of what they are, she still needs to see the Ped GI in March.


  1. Sat still the entire time?!?! That is amazing for a 2 year old! Great job!

  2. Wow, what a big girl! I'm glad it went smoothly!

  3. Seriously? I'm frustrated for you at this point. Just keep reminding yourself that everytime a test comes back negative it means you've ruled another thing out. Hang in there.


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