Hemoglobin test

A few weeks ago we went to my little boy’s doctor so he could get his one year old check up schedule. That time we knew that he would get a few shots for his immunization and yes he got 4 shots in his legs. The doctor said that he might get a fever after the shots were done and luckily he didn’t. Before we left, the doctor handed us a recommendation paper to go to the hospital where my little boy was born for hemoglobin test. Due to no schedule to go there, it’s our choice to go when we wanted to. My husband and I decided to go there a few days ago. The night before we went to the hospital I was thinking and worrying about how they would take blood from my little boy for the said test. As far as I know they stick a needle in the arm and I know it really hurts. The day we went there I wasn’t wrong, the nurse brought the same things out and did the same procedure as they use for an adult. I was really worried because when the nurse started to hold my little boy’s tiny arms, he started to cry terribly. First they poked the needle in my little boy’s left tiny arm and it didn’t work, so the other nurse tried it in his right tiny arm and finally it worked and they took 2 tubes of blood from it. Now we are waiting the results of the test and I hope everything is OK. Also until now his tiny arms still have the mark of the needles and dark bruises, but at least he is done with it now.

6 Comments to "Hemoglobin test"

  1. Ron Centeno's Gravatar Ron Centeno
    March 18, 2009 - 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I hate it when they stick you twice. I feel bad for your little one. Hope the test turns out to be normal.

  2. Cecile's Gravatar Cecile
    March 19, 2009 - 2:08 am | Permalink

    i am adult and still hate it when they stick needle twice; they still do that to me very once i awhile and hate it esp when they couldn’t find the vein, they dig and dig and it gives me trauma. I am sorry to hear about your baby 🙁

  3. Rocks's Gravatar Rocks
    March 19, 2009 - 2:51 am | Permalink

    I hope the test gives good result 🙂 I don’t like it also when nurse don’t get it the first time 🙁 Masakit matusok..

  4. Gorgeous MUM's Gravatar Gorgeous MUM
    March 19, 2009 - 3:32 am | Permalink

    hello! i’m back!

  5. melissaclee's Gravatar melissaclee
    March 19, 2009 - 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Poor little guy! I hope the tests come back ok.

  6. Joy-Anne's Gravatar Joy-Anne
    March 20, 2009 - 12:08 am | Permalink

    i hope too that the results for your son’s tests will be normal. God bless!

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