- Take your favorite squeeze toy to help your vein get pumped up (My favorite toy was the squeeze frog - of course)
- Ask for butterfly needle because it is the smallest needle and hurts the least
- Ask for a cool band aid
- Never bend your arm after the draw
- And the best part is to ask to go to McDonald's as a reward after you're done!! Be prepared in case you can not go because your mom or dad has other plans. Maybe compromise for another time!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Lab Work - preparing to have blood drawn
Getting blood drawn for routine lab work is not all that scary. I have to go every three months and once again Ms. Emma was my phlebotomist (the person that draws the blood). Unfortunately she is leaving this location and moving to Missouri. I am going to miss her so much. Over the last 6 years she was the one who took my lab work the most. I gave her my favorite squeeze frog to remember me. I took a video with Ms. Emma showing how blood was drawn step by step. To prepare for your lab work remember these steps: