I’m glad that’s over with.
Interesting tid bit I learned this morning- the DtaP shot here in Alaska can be and is usually a combined shot of DtaP, Polio and Heb B. It’s done at 2, 4 and 6 months. Crazy, right? I opted out not to do that combination and stuck with just the DtaP for both boys.
A trick I read about is rubbing the thigh for a few minutes before the shot is injected. I don’t know if it helps, but Lucas has never freaked out over a shot, so I think it’s got to be doing something. He sometimes does a little whine for 10 seconds, and then he just looks at the nurse like Who are you and what the heck are you doing? Ha. It’s definitely harder for an older toddler to understand, but he did well. We did his shot first and then he held Joshua’s hand while he got his.
Joshua cried for literally 5 seconds as well, so it was smooth sailing for both kiddos.
And, speaking of the chicken pox, apparently two children came into the office this morning that had chicken pox. And they’re contagious. Fan-freaking-tastic! Jus what we need. A lady was wiping down the chairs with some wipe- who knows how much that does- but I made sure Lucas didn’t touch anything. Besides the floor, I think his hand touched the floor. Other than that he held my hand the entire time. Hands were scrubbed and pacifiers were boiled when we got home. Hope no one wakes up with the chicken pox!!