One word. Ouch!
Daddy didn’t like the shots too much, mom pretended she wasn’t screaming and the nurse was done in under 60 seconds, bandaids and all. She was good. It took less than 5 minutes to calm her down and get her out of there, which was nice. I think next time we will pay the co-pay ahead of time so we can walk right out, if possible. The only real problem is that after she got home, was in her swing a little bit, nursed, and sat with dad for a while, she got really cranky. Unconsolably cranky. We took the bandaids off just in case they were rubbing, etc. etc. We read the doctor’s office book for suggestions on tylenol (grape, blech!), double checked the dose, we both verified it was correct, noted the time and painted the inside of her mouth with it. We finally took off the regular clothes, put the pjs on, and besides standing in front of the stove vent and swaying back and forth until she got sleepy, her daddy faithfully pretended to ‘eat’ her stars on her mobile. Nom nom nom. Much to her apparent delight, she calmed down and went to sleep. Upon which mom and dad both got some chocolate ice cream.
Incidentally she also got an oral vaccination, which she seemed very confused about. I asked if it tasted like anything and the nurse didn’t know. I find that odd. I do happen to know that whether you get amoxicillin for kids or cats its bubblegum flavored. I had to ask…and I still think grape medicine is nasty. Hopefully Keeley won’t know the difference. Now whether she had a fever or pain or both, she at least got some relief.
Oh how I HATE vaccinations. That oral one is brand new. My other two did not receive it. In fact – the Caboose seems to be getting one extra shot that the other two didn’t get either. You were very lucky to have some daddy support there! My husband has NEVER gone to a child well-care appt. I’ve braved them all on my own. Then, he wonders why I am absolutely exhausted afterwords.
I hate the fussies after too. My oldest never seemed to be bothered by them – but with The Caboose it takes 3 days to recover. Horrible horrible. I hope Keeley recovers quickly!!!
My kids love the grape flavored tylenol and ibuprofen. They will stop crying when I say the word tylenol. And Lauren will actually tell me she needs tylenol now, please mommy, when she gets a boo-boo. No medicine tastes as great as the bubble-gum medicine though!!