You’re looking at one brave little guy right here!  I had to take him for his periodic blood work this morning.  He was quite apprehensive about having the needle put into this arm this time.  Getting his blood drawn has never really bothered him until today.  I’m chalking up his nerves to the very painful booster shot he received last week at the pediatrician’s office.  I have to hand it to him though.  Despite his anxiety, he managed to watch the needle go into his vein without so much as a whimper.  He was so proud of himself for not crying.  I was too.  Heck, even the three phlebotomists helping us cheered.

Cutie Pie earned his two stickers today 🙂  I even took him to pick out a new monster truck toy for his bravery.

We had to visit the lab today because I didn’t think I’d be able to get his blood work done before Cutie Pie’s endocrinologist appointment next week.  You see, we’re going skiing over the long weekend!!!  In TAHOE!!!  AT HEAVENLY!!!

Wish us all luck that we don’t break our necks or any bones for that matter…  The boys have never seen snow let alone been on skis so our vacation should be a real treat.  My friend, Dr. Cindita, and her husband will be driving over from San Francisco to join us!  I haven’t skied in more than 6 years so I hope I don’t embarrass  myself!


My Brave Boy

Cutie Pie had to get blood work done this morning.  We have to go on a fairly regular basis to have his TSH and T4 levels checked.  He has congenital hypothyroidism.  I hate having to put him through the blood work but it’s something we have to do to keep him healthy.


My little boy was so brave today.  He did not cry at all!  Usually the sight of the needle makes him whimper and then the sting of the needle going in sends him over the edge.  It breaks my heart.

Today was different.

He watched the whole process and proclaimed, “It doesn’t hurt, Mama!”

Thank God for small blessings.

We hit Wal-mart on the way home for a little treat to reward his bravery.

Of course, he chose a monster truck!