Today J.J. had his 5 year check-up....not with the endo.....the normal doc. This is the "big" check-up. At this appointment they like to check his cholesterol and hemoglobin. That means a finger poke!!!
J.J. wanted me to do the finger poke. The timing of the poke matched up perfectly with the time I needed to check his blood. So I asked the nurse if she minded. I had his meter out, and she was already informed he had diabetes. But she was a lot hesitant and said it "wasn't proper procedure", and she needed to do it. O.K....but I requested that when she was done I needed some blood. She agreed to that.
She had J.J. hold out his hand, and SHE picked the middle finger. UMMMM......NO!!! That finger is the worst finger to get blood from. Also....please don't do it on the fleshy part of his finger!!
I kindly told her she should use the pinkie finger and should get it from the side NOT the top of the finger. She look horrified and said, "I've never taken blood from the pinkie." (As a side note...she was a fairly young nurse!)
I replied, "Trust me.....you'll get more from this little guy, than the middle finger."
J.J. freaked out a little bit when she whipped out "their" finger poker!! It did look a little archaic, but I reassured him that all was like normal.
The nurse was pleasantly surprised at the amount of blood she was receiving, and I was able to get more than I needed.
The nurse put her vials in the basket and turned to put a band-aid on J.J., when her eyes got really big and very slowly she said to J.J., "You need a band-aid." Then turning to me, "Doesn't he need a band-aid?"
I looked at J.J........he was sucking his finger and with a huge grin on his face he says,
"Nope, don't need a band-aid." .....as he keeps sucking.
I couldn't help but laugh.....put a band-aid on his finger every time he gets a finger poke???!!!
We really messed with that nurse......it was fun....and it made J.J. really laugh. He said, "I freaked her out!!"