Feelin' Genki

Friday, September 09, 2005

Shots, Not The Tequila Kind

Well, all things considered, I think I got more freaked out by the whole thing than he did. Milo cried four times, for about ten seconds each time, as the nurse squeezed the freakily-long syringes into his chubby little thigh. Man, it was hard to watch. Then she made me help hold his little leg down. Dr. M., you were a wise doctor to make someone else do it. Maybe Milo will look forward to visiting you, and just dread the Community Health nurse.

Two more months, then the whole thing over again. By the time he hits one year old, Milo will have been immunized against Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae type B, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella in twenty-one separate injections. Then eight more when he turns two and that's it, until four more before he starts school. That's a lot of needles that I don't really want to see.


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