Skyler did really well and was so brave up until he saw the needles. I had to have someone help me hold him down, man this kid is strong. They have to give the shots in both legs so they had two nurses come in so they could just to it all at once, but one of the nurses didnt know how to count and it through them both off poor little guy. He was sad for about five minutes after, but was his normal happy self again once we got him some cookies. They had to watch him for an hour after to make sure he didnt have an allergic reaction to the chemo. When we were finished we headed downstairs to flouro to get a new tube.
I had them skip the X-Ray and just send us to flouro for a new tube because I was positive it was in the wrong spot. Skyler is terrified of this room because he knows that this where they to put a new tubes in, he hates this! He started crying again as soon as he saw that table. The other kids in the waiting room waiting for their turn were probably scared to death out there, because I'm sure it sounded like Sky was being tortured. I dont think I have ever heard him scream that loud before. The dang doctor didnt make things any easier though. I swear he should never be allowed to work with kids. Skyler is very protective of his lines and tubes so once the doctor had it in and was checking placement Skyler was screaming "You are holding it wrong!" The doctor then said in a very rude voice "I think I know what I am doing Skyler" He also said "You need to stop screaming like that right now" like he was scolding his own child. If you are going to be working with little kids you have to understand that they are terrified and a normal reaction is to scream and try to make it stop. They also need to leave the parenting to parents. I was fuming inside, I seriously wanted to bust out some ninja moves (haha childish I know)
By the time we were done Skyler was pooped and was so ready to go home. He was asleep before I even started driving. I feel bad he had to do two scary things today. Hopefully our next clinic visit will be alot easier. Im sure it will because chemo through his line is a piece of cake for him now. Now for some good news, Skyler has been walking so much better these last couple of days. His legs seem stronger and he doesnt seem like he is in so much pain. It was definitely the Vincristine that was doing it to him and Im glad they cut the dose in half to give him a little break.
Skyler happy on his way to clinic even though he was scared for his pokes