She looks pretty beat up, huh?
Well, okay... she did have four shots, one of which was the dreaded--and painful--MMR (have you had one recently? They HURT!) But that's not the point!
The point of this post is her hand.
You'd think my girl had lost a finger or something?
Nope. It's actually the result of a very dramatic blood sample.
The result of one tiny pinprick and one very mad little girl.
This is what happened after she tried to to eat four band-aids in ten minutes.
This is the consequence for Remewin getting blood all over me and the nurse and herself... and the chairs and the tables.
It was the craziest, bloodiest ten minutes since her birth! Every single band-aid that the nurse put on Remewin pulled off as soon as her back was turned.
Then when we'd try to wrangle her hand out of her mouth she'd scream and grab at me, thereby sharing her trauma with my neck and my face and my hair and my white skirt.
Finally, we grabbed her hand, some tape, and some gauze and just wrapped it all around her three middle fingers.... and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped.
Once we were confident she wasn't going to get the thing off we set about cleaning up the blood. Who knew a little prick could bleed so much!
The worst part of it was, that was all BEFORE she'd gotten her shots. I have some pretty insane stories pertaining to my kids and needles (like this one), but no one has ever started fighting me this early.
If only I could get my husband do take her in...