Making a Mess

This is one of Sam’s favorite things to do.

 

Sam just had his last dose of Synagis.  Synagis is a drug that protects babies from RSV.  Everybody gets RSV, and it is usually no big deal.  When most kids and adults get it, it looks like a common cold.  We probably don’t even see a doctor when we get it.  However, RSV can hit preemies really hard.  Preemies with RSV are often hospitalized.  RSV is the reason we decided not to travel by air anywhere this winter.  A nurse has been coming to our house once a month to give Sam 2 big shots–one in each leg.  The first few months were not so hard.  Sam cried after the first shot but calmed down while she prepared for the second shot.  Then Sam’s memory improved.  For the last two months, he’s been really upset after the first shot.  He’ll calm down, but he sees her preparing the next shot and he knows what’s coming.  It’s sad.  Our visiting nurse was really great with Sam.  As great as she was though, we won’t miss those shots!

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