Rather than hold him down kicking and screaming, risking someone else getting hurt or stuck with the need let? There should be something that can calm the anxiety enough to take a shot in the arm.
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That kind of makes sense. He kept pleading "not today" and didn't because he hid under the table and wouldn't cooperate with the doctor, who said we can reschedule for another day and hold him down if we bring people to so it with us.
Yeah I'd honestly just give him a timeframe (like a week), let him pick which day, then on the day reassure him that the needle itself is very quick but he can take as much time as he needs to calm down before/after.
Yeah. I don't want to traumatize him and make him more afraid. But it's a required vaccinate. I will see if choosing helps. Doubt doc will let him stay long after. Not sure I like him, but the current doc is retiring.
Not sure how it works there but here we have provincial health services that are essentially run by nurses and specialists, they're a bit more relaxed than a regular appt with a doctor. Maybe worth looking into if you can get it elsewhere
Good idea. Thank you.
That would maybe work, but he is 12 so not sure if he will take the bait. He's really terrified for some reason. Thanks for the suggestion. I am not counting that idea out.
Probably not take the bait... maybe you could possibly distract him for a minute? Have him read a fave book and then ask the doc to come in and quickly Stab in the needle?? I have no idea what could help, but those are some suggestions.