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Old 07-22-2002, 10:12 AM
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Re: Oh no!

Originally posted by kellyandkids
I would be looking for another pediatrician. They lied to you first and then tortured your kid.

You sound very angry.
I would like to say that this was his initial visit with a new pediatrician...and she was wonderful! He needed the TB test to enter preschool, this was not the pediatricians doing. As for drawing blood from his toe--I would not subject ANYONE to my childs feet!!

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Old 07-24-2002, 06:38 AM
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Chest x-ray?!
A tb test is less scary and much safer. X-rays are not to be done lightly, radiation exposure over the years can cause cancer!
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Old 07-24-2002, 04:46 PM
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never lie

never lie to your DS. I have 20+ years in the medical profession. it's ok to tell DS the truth. if you do not tell DS the truth how can DS trust you. try to simulate the dr visit. is there a person in the dr office he trusts. tell Ds yes it will hurt, but , it will be for a short time and maybe a reward for being "brave". a Dr. visit can be a big thing only if the child is not educated as to what to expect. no one likes the unexpected. "short people " are no different. if they know what to expect they can handle it. kids are a wonder, they are tougher that we adults think they are. be honest. i hope things work out.
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i have had many patients that didn't trust people in a dr'd office, but once the parent explains the problems of the patient the office people are more than willing to help.
i know the DS is a "big guy" and will work though this problem.

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Old 07-25-2002, 03:39 AM
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I agree with irishjamma. Although my ds is a little trooper, I feel it's b/c he's been prepared and had choices in how he was going to react. When he was tested for allergies, the "hair brush" test had a few unclear results. Therefore, he had to have five shots of the allergens they felt he was bothered by. Three of the five turned out to allergens and now he's doing great on his meds. Anyway, I told him what to expect and we talked about what we could do to make it better. I only had about five minutes to talk and explain things, but b/c he knew what was coming, he handled it quite well. I was so proud of him. He was only five years old and handled it better than some adults I know! He likes information and what to expect. I think most people do.
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Old 07-25-2002, 08:05 AM
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Hi there,
My 5 year old got shots a few months ago and I told her she was getting shots, She was afraid but she hot ice cream or something special afterward. Try asking the nurse to dry off the alcohol before doing the shot (it really helps with the sting) also if there is more than one ask for two nurses so they can do it at the same time. I totally chickened out and asked my husband to stay with her while I cried in the hall (probably worse than she did)

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