Yesterday a nurse came to our home to draw blood from Ryan. Despite her best effort she couldn’t find a vein. So, we decided to try again today with another nurse. Again, it was a good try but… nothing. Looks like we’ll need to regroup and find another way to have this performed. Perhaps we’ll just have to wait until we take Ryan to the hospital in a week or so to have other tests run.
Normally, I’d be a bit down about this. But I saw something I really liked. After several attempts in the arms the nurse moved to the foot. Ryan was clearly not enjoying it and flinching. Now, the foot is a painful area to have blood drawn, for sure.
When she punctured Ryan’s skin his leg recoiled in a strong motion. There was no hesitation for the pain signal o reach his brain. In fact, he pulled his leg right out of my grip (which, as you know, is really weak right now). Still, there would have been no way to stifle this retraction.
I just wanted to give a quick update.