April 16, 2007

Giving O her injections is more and more difficult. Where she used to protest and then acquiesce with a tiny, pitiful "OK" that broke my heart every time, she now screams, writhes, kicks, and just generally says "No and thank you" in no uncertain terms. Sometimes it seems to make things go slightly better if I can give her some say in the matter, like where we sit or what she holds in her hands while I am giving her the shot.

A couple of days ago I asked her whether she would prefer the injection in her arm or her leg. She thought for a moment and answered: "Mommy's arm."

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Blogger julia said...

Have you ever tried using an injectease? I used to use one of those when my O was on shots. She said they helped a lot. There's also a little gizmo you can get called a shot blocker. I know a lot of people who swear by them.

Here's a link to a site that sells them:

Hopefully that will wrap.

Have you tried a sticker chart or anything like that? I used to do when O was small. She'd get a little reward at the end of the day and week.

Hang in there. It's so tough having a toddler with diabetes. It's a wonder any of us make it thru with our sanity still intact.

10:28 AM  
Blogger julia said...

It didn't.

Here, try this:


10:29 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

How cute. If only it was that easy.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

When Charlie was on shots, we let him take his frustration out on the needle after injecting. "Bad needle!" Then he'd fling it across the room or take pleasure in throwing it in the garbage.

Anything to distract him from such awfulness. Hang in there.

3:43 PM  

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