It helps when one's son develops a crush on his pediatrician... My five year old was always afraid of going to the doctor before but now he has decided he loves his doctor and can't wait to receive his flu mist from her in October
As for worst ever experiences at the doctor, in NY it is mandatory for 1-year-olds to have their lead levels checked, which means having blood drawn. The doctor could not find a vein on my tiny girl and was poking and poking and poking her, resulting in tears from all sides (except the doctor). I totally felt for you, Theresa, hearing about the catheter experience because it was very similar for me. Eventually she decided she would just wait until my baby turned 2 since we live in a new apartment and there was very little risk in her having elevated lead levels but I sort of wish I had stopped her sooner because it was just awful.
On a related note, what do you do when you find out people you know have opted for the delayed vaccine schedule based on their belief that it "feels right"? I know we are not meant to judge other parents but...
And lastly, did you watch the Samantha Bee piece on the anti-vaccine movement? I think you ladies would like it.
thanks for the show. you're both doing a great job! xo E