Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy medicine did NOT make me happy.

I took a Xanax before I went today.

Emma had her one-year well baby visit. Why do they call them well-baby visits? I mean, they should clearly call them "baby-has-to-get-shots-so-mom-has-to-take-nerve-pill" visits. You know I have an adverse reaction to shots.

Clearly, Xanax is NOT the medication I need to help me during the shots. I totally laughed again today. I explained to the nurse, AGAIN, that I couldn't help it. I just laugh. She, AGAIN, told me that she totally understood.

Anyway, Bug had to get 5 shots. Count them. Five. Five shots that I had to laugh through. So not fun.

Dr. P also talked me into the H1N1 vaccine. I was totally against it.

"I gave it to my kids, my grandchildren. I gave it to myself, Hailey. We are seeing cases NOW. I highly recommend it."

"Dr. P, I'm just nervous about it."

"Well, blahblahblah," Dr. P explained the whole shot to me. Where it came from, what it was.

"Ok. Give it to her." I said.

He walked out. That's when I started having a panic attack. I'm talking, I didn't know what to do. I was tripping.

I called Ryan. No answer... of course.

The nurse walked back in. "He talked you into H1N1? Are you sure? I got it and Katie got it. But, if you are not sure..."

I don't know if I'm sure. I don't even know my own name right now.

"No, I'm not sure. Let's just do the regular seasonal flu shot today. Let me talk to Ryan about H1N1. I will call you at the end of the week and if you still have any, I will bring her back."

The nurse walks out.

Then there is yelling in the hallway. "NONONO! NONONO!" Silence. "NONONO! NONONO!"

The door swings open. It was Dr. P again. He held my hand. "Hailey, I just tried to call KK. I said "Let me speak to KK." They said she wasn't working." {FYI: KK is my mom. She works with Dr. P. Yes, he tried to call my mom.}

Anyway, to make a long story short... he talked me into it. After much explaining and promises.

I ended it with, "Well, if your arm falls off in three years at least I will know Emma's leg is going to fall off too. Yours will fall off first because you got the shot before her." He laughed and walked out.

2.3 minutes, 5 shots, sweat, and giggles later... my kid has the H1N1 vaccine.


Now, I am just going to pray that her leg doesn't fall off.

I totally need a bottle glass of wine and it is only a little after noon.

As for Emma, this is what she looked like in the car on the way home...


Emma's new stats

Weight: 20lbs. 9 ozs. (almost 7 times her birth weight)
Height: 30 1/2 inches


Dana said...

Poor Bug! I am thinking maybe KK should have taken her to the doc and you could have picked Caroline up from school. Tell Emma that I will take her next time so she won't have to endure such.....Hailey you seriously crack me up. To make you feel better I CRIED, yes CRIED histerically last week when Anna Kate had to get a chest xray. They put them in some kinda body tube thing. It was terrible.

Diana said...

Poor Bug!

I haven't decided whether I want Brody to get the H1N1 vaccine yet??? I'm scared! He has had the regular flu shot though.

Krystyn said...

poor Emma and poor momma!

Midwest Mommy said...

They are not even available here yet so I am not even about to freak myself out yet.

Becky said...

I don't know who I want to hug more - you or her! At least the day is behind you now!

Cksbyrne said...

Be glad you got her the H1N1 shot. I have 3 kids and two of them have had the virus. It is NOT something you want!!!
Plus we have a 37 year old man in our church that has it and he is in a medically induced coma and on life support.
I wish the shot were available here!

Jamie said...

I know that was a really hard desicion to make. Only one of many I am sure that are coming our way! I hope bug feels better Tom. And mommy too! You better not mix your nerve meds with that glass of wine or you might be on comedy central hahahah!

Loukia said...

GOOD GOD, 5 shots in one day? Your poor darling! No kidding you were stressed out! I gave my children (and myself!) the H1N1 vaccine, too. Took me a while to finally decide, but I feel great about my decision... this flu is scary and I want to do whatever I can to prevent/protect my kids!