Our state requires a child’s pediatrician to do blood work on all internationally adopted children. Little M had surgery just five weeks after she came home, and during her surgery, as well as after her surgery, she was given a few blood transfusions. By the time she got in to see her pediatrician, they couldn’t do the blood work because of the transfusions. So, that is why, a year after little M came home, she had to have blood work done. Ugh.

They needed more than just the one arm could provide, and had to use both arms. She also had to have a TB test. And, she had her final shot! Not her final shot forever, mind you, but her final shot to bring her up to date on all immunizations. Woohoo! Now we’re good until she turns four…in like, seven months. Ugh.
This is how little M felt about all of the needles being used on her person…

Then I plied her with candy for this smile…

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  1. Musings from Kim K. on August 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    We had the exact same situation with Josie. Heart surgery and delayed bloodwork. You have my sympathy. Kisses to your sweetheart for being a brave girl!

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