Hospital protocol is to give children gas before they put the IV in, but the anesthesiologist refused to do it last time. So I had to hold her down while they got the IV into her. A very traumatic experience for all of us!! The IV therapy tech's hands were shaking pretty bad by the time it was done too, so it certainly wasn't something they do routinely. I have informed the doctor and the hospital that is NOT going to happen again and that they WILL do everything in their power to ease her fears, and make the procedure less painful and traumatic for her (and us). Now that I know what the protocol is supposed to be, I won't back down!
One last thing - we are collecting the Toy Story 3D promo codes from inside specially marked boxes of Kellogg's cereal, If you aren't going to use them yourself could you please email them to us. Both Bekah and Ari love Toy Story and being able to see it in 3D in the theater when it comes out June 18th is a really big deal to them, especially since they have only been to a theater once before in their lives. It's also a good incentive to Bekah to follow through with keeping her bandages clean & dry.