After the advice I got from JSDmom we tried the EMLA cream and although James still didnt like getting the injection he seemed alittle calmer knowing that he had some magic cream that would take away some of the sting. The fisrt time we used it it the Dr was running so late that it wasnt that effective but we used it again today and James didnt cry, he just had it was ok. I think from now on we will use this ‘magic’ (EMLA) cream. Thank you for the great idea. I did try this a year or so ago but it just didnt seem to work but this time around James seems more willing to give it a go. We still have a while to go with the injections so this helps James with the pain and anxiety and helps me knowing that he is coping. He is such a brave boy. I tell him every day how brave he is and how much I love him.
On Tuesdays James’ goes to his doctor after school for his weekly Methotrexate injections. He has been on them for almost 2 years. He now gets himself so worked up he almost vomits. He awlays says “I wish I could be brave and not cry” Bless him. I tell him he is very brave and it is ok to cry, he’s only 5. We talk about why he has them and we always do something fun before and after, I dont know what else I can do to take away the dread of the injection, I hope to talk to the Doctor in July to see if there is another way for him to take the Methotrexate. He was firstly put on the liquid form but would spit it out as the taste apparently was disgusting but he was only 3 at that time, maybe now he is a bit older he will be able to take it without spitting it out. In the meantime any suggestions would be appreciated.