I have just gotten a part time job (Yay!) where the hours change each week so now I’m thinking about giving James his injections myself. I have spoken to my Dr and also his specialist and I am going to see a nurse who can show me the right way to do it. I must say that I am nervous about doing it but I feel that it is the best thing for us at this time. Although the Calm seemed to work for a couple of weeks James has started vomiting out of anticipation again at the Dr and I hate just waiting in the waiting room for half an hour if they are running late. I don’t think it is fair for James, it is just time he is waiting, knowing that he is waiting for an injection. If we do it at home we can just apply the EMLA and an hour later we can just do it. I have spoken to James about me doing it and he wasn’t keen to begin with but we have talked about it and he is willing to give me a go. I am just waiting to hear from the nurse to set up a time for me to come in and lean how to do it. I want James to see that I am comfortable in doing it, I don’t want to come across as nervous or frightened about it. Can anyone tell me what their first time was like? Is the first one the hardest? We see the specialist again in a month.
A couple of weeks ago at school James was hit in the thumb (of all places) by a basketball. The whole thumb was swollen and none of the joints could move at all. I was alarmed by this and of course went straight to the Dr and called his OT, the Dr said it was soft tissue damage and the OT said it was just because of the swelling that the joints didn’t move. After about 10 days the joint was moving a little better, I think it isn’t moving as much as it was but it is better than it was. At home every day we doing hand strengthening activities and also do things like playing with play doh and fine motor things like beading and bindeez. He wears a spint on his thumb every night. We only see the physio and OT once every 3 months, we do all the hard work at home every day.
Should hear back from the nurse tomorrow, will let you know how I go.