My liitle girl had her 8 week jabs last Tuesday and it was awful, I have never heard her cry like she did, her little face screwed up and she sobbed, real tears too (for the first time) I tried to hold back the tears and walk around the room with her to calm, her down, when I felt something wet on my hand, her little leg was pouring with blood (through the plaster) all down her leg, down my hand, and my coat and drops hitting the floor, I burst in to tears
Firstly, surley the injections shouldnt make them bleed that badly?! The nurse was horrible and I reckon she must of jabbed her really hard
Secondly, she hasnt been herself since and its now 8 days after, she was sleepy the day she had them and very tearful, her left cheek also came up red and flushed straight after. Since then she has been grizzly everyday, its very hard for her to settle for a nap in the day and to stay asleep.
This is a little girl who was sooooo happy before and never cried ever, its as if having the injections has taught her to cry, Im so worried and upset for her as I feel she will never go back to how she was before. Im sure she doesnt love me as much now as I held her while she had them, bless her she thought she was going to be fed as I bf and held her in the feeding position
and then she was just stabbed with no warning
Please tell me Im being mad and Im not the only one whos lo has been affected like this by the jabs? I am dreading the 12 week ones, it was the worst experience of my life
Aw your story makes me feel sad for you and your little girl.
My son screamed at his 8 week vacs too. He was really upset and frightened and if once isn't enough we have to hold them for the other leg again!!! He didn't cry at all at the 4 week vacs though and I believe the nurse didn't do it right either. She's known not to be good at giving jags.
That evening he would cry out of the blue as if he remembered what happened during the day and was afraid again. He woke up scared (which he never does) after going to bed 3 nights in a row with a frightened cry. Singing Twinkle Twinkle soon settled him again. Also for 3 evenings in a row I was surprised that he was hysterically crying and had a lot of wind (he is definitely not a windy baby).
Overall his behaviour changed for only 3 days, but your baby's is lasting 8 days. That sounds like a long time for a baby cos their memories are very short.
Ask for a different nurse for the next set of vacs. I'm going to ask for the nurse that did his 4 week vacs because he didn't cry at those.
Good Luck and hope she feels better really soonxAnswers:
I know how u feel. My LO had to have a lot of blood work done when he was 1st born. And he screamed the 1st time. That broke my heart and I ended up crying myself.
But then I learned to breastfeed or give him something to suck on while they are taking his blood. Maybe u can try that to see if that will make your LO more comfortable next time.