Pale – Thurs 8th Jan 2015

By | January 8, 2015

After all the upheaval for poor D yesterday, it was another morning of pre-injection nerves, a pale D on the school run, not looking forward to the procedure.

Every month, we (the nurses and I) reassure her that if she’s still, it’s over quicker, if she gets anxious and wants to bolt then it makes it more stressful. She always agrees …… afterwards…but at the time is absolutely consumed by apprehension and anxiety.

Today was no different. Probably made worse by the fact that she should have had it yesterday, was all prepared but circumstances prevented it.

She was furious afterwards. Shaking in my arms. Stomping off to class. Seeking cuddles from me but at the same time very cross.

I hate leaving her when she’s pale and fragile but realistically it’s best that she gets straight back into routine and she was allowed to calm/settle with some drawing (one of her calming mechanisms).

It was still a pale D who came down the stairs at the end of the day, but she’d (as anticipated) benefited from the routine of school and it was nice to walk to meet T’s school bus in the sunshine – as opposed to the water-filled walk this morning.

So, it’s done for another 28 days and we’ve got the rest of the year down on a spreadsheet (thanks to lovely new computer) with both the school nurse and community nurse.

T has the advantage, having gone back to school on Monday, he’s another who really needs the routine of what’s happening and when. More so than D at times.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx


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