Monday, August 31, 2009

Little Miracles

Anyone who has read my blog for awhile should know that my middle son J is a drama queen. A very, very big hissy-fit throwing drama queen. He can "almost" scratch himself and cry for over an hour. So you can imagine that Hubby and I have been stressing out all weekend because J needed a blood test this morning. We both imagined how Hubby would need to hold him down and it would take an army of phlebotomist to wrangle his arm into a tourniquet and who knows how they would actually be able to stick the needle in. Nightmarish, I know....but very realistic.
So last night I started to pray. And pray HARD. I prayed for a J to not cry much and for Hubby to not lose his temper. I prayed for the lab tech to be patient with both J AND Hubby. Each time I prayed I prayed for more. By the time I got done I was praying for an all out miracle. Please Lord make this blood test experience a quick and easy one. Please......and you know I said it a dozen or more times. Even though I know God heard me the first time, I still continued to bug him.
Then this morning I got up and prayed some more. I also sat J down and explained what was going to happen when we got there, and how they would wrap something tight on his arms....then pitch him so the blood would come out. I never mentioned a needle.....hoping he wouldn't watch.
Guess what happened? J sat on Hubby's lap and watched as they put the tourniquet on his arm. Then we distracted him when she got the needle out. She told him to take a deep breath and that was that. NO hysterics, NO tears, NO drama.
And YES in my eyes this was an answered prayer....and a HUGE miracle. If you knew J at all you would also agree that this was amazing.
Thanks God! I appreciate it!!


Shelly said...

That's awesome! My son hates needles too and always freaks out when he has to have blood taken or get a shot.

The Blonde Duck said...

How wonderful! I am the biggest drama queen at the doctors!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

That is awesome! Y'all did so good!

Wendyburd1 said...

YAY!! It sounds like you got a great phlebotomist too! yes I am PRO Plebes because my sister Sam is one now, just needs a job. Cross your fingers she gets the one at OUR hospital! They hired her friend and said they needed more help and Sam was at the TOP of the class, so I swear they better offer her a job!!

Samkay said...

YAY!!! He did it better than Shannon did...She was freaking out. She also ended up passing out on us, but that's another story haha

Amy said...

That is AWESOME! I think Kids having medical tests is harder on the parents than the kids!

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