I know, it is the saddest thing to see our little ones in pain, but like Stephanie, I am ok with shots. The worst thing for me is eye exams. Maggie had a mild case of ROP, so we have to go back for follow-up every few months. When she was younger, they would hold her eyes open with clips [:0] -- it doesn't hurt, but she would scream because she couldn't close her eyes.
Stephanie, we have never had to have x-rays done until this past weekend, and I feel your pain! We took Maggie to the ER in the middle of the night because she had a high fever and her breathing was weird. She ended up needing a chest x-ray, and it was the most heart-wrenching thing I have ever seen. They sat her on this little seat (so she was sitting upright), pinned her arms above her head, and then strapped her in place. It doesn't hurt at all, but she was SCREAMING because she couldn't move. We had to go out of the room and watch through the little window, and she kept looking at us and crying. [V] It was AWFUL! I cannot even imagine what it must have been like for you to watch Casey get 20...
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Maggie Lylas, 6/9/03, 29 weeks, severe pre-e