Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blood draw? No big deal.

We had another genetic test done today, this time at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.  It will take several weeks for it to be processed through CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, kind of the mecca for genetics stuff)  and I'm not overly concerned with what the results are----however it comes back won't really change our daily lives anyway.

The best part of the visit was the blood draw (I know, what?  Drawing blood from a 2 year old was the best part?!).  .  Dave decided to video tape it, not knowing how it would go, and it turned out that she didn't cry.  At all.  No, really.  It was amazing. She whimpered, her face crumpled---I whispered to her and Dave distracted and that was it.  See for yourself (and enjoy the captions):

Disclaimer #1:  If you only see a white square below, with a play button, click on the play button and the video will appear.

Disclaimer #2: Dave thinks he sounds totally ridiculous---I think he sounds like a great dad who's trying to distract his 2 year old during a blood draw.  So don't mock the voice :)


grandma said...

how great is that little maya!!!!!! they should post this video @ the hospital to show other kids how it's done . . . " the maya way" :-)

meeyeehere said...

Ouch! Poor baby!
Take care.

Tina said...

You have one amazing little girl! Not surprising at all, given her awesome parents. Big hugs to the brave big girl.

Ms. Chavira said...

that was awesome :) Great job on the bubble captions guys! At the end I could have sworn Maya was trying to hi five Dave :) Great job Maya you rock!

Dana said...

:) Of course, we went for a flu shot yesterday and she let out a nice yell! Maybe blood draws hurt less?