Just look at my poor baby, this is how he looked this evening after a trip to the hospital earlier today for further blood tests. He was having tests to check this thyroid function as a result of my underactive thyroid in pregnancy, then when we arrived at the children’s ward the nurses took one look at Jelly Bean and decided that they would also do a further jaundice test because they felt his colour hadn’t improved as they would have expected.
When Jelly Bean had the canula fitted by the Paediatrician two weeks ago, she was so gentle he merely whimpered as the needle was inserted but the nurse who tried to take his blood today didn’t find a vein first time, or second or third, it took her four attempts to get find the vein and in the meantime my poor baby was screaming until he was blue in the face. No-one wants to see their child hurting, least of all a new Mum. It’s bad enough when they have to have their first set of jabs but to sit and watch a nurse messing up time and time again was just too upsetting so I began to cry too. When the nurse saw my tears she handed over to a colleague who managed to find a vein first time. Jelly Bean cried so much he completely tired himself out and immediately went to sleep and continued to do so for the next 3 hours.