Today as we were finalizing plans for tomorrow’s MRI, we told Josiah that he would be going to the hospital for a doctor appointment. He asked the question he always asks before an appointment – “Mommy, I’m not going to get a shot?”
I explained that he wouldn’t be getting shots, but instead a needle in his arm. I told him I could put some medicine (numbing cream) on his arm so that the needle wouldn’t hurt.
Our conversation went like this:
Josiah – “The medicine will not make it hurt?”
Me – “Nope. We will put the medicine on at home and it will not let the needle hurt.”
Josiah – “Okay!”
Me – “I will put the medicine on and then a bandaid over it, then we’ll go to the hospital.”
Josiah – * Silence…* then a loud * GASP * followed up immediately with “NOT A BAND AID!”
Apparently a band-aid is a little more traumatic than shots, needles and numbing cream. You never know with this kid!