Thea - posted on 05/10/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )
My daughter recently had to go to the emergency room and had an IV in one arm and blood drawn out of the other arm. Since then (about 2 days ago) she refuses to let me take off her sweater or shirt. She will not let me near her arms. Obviously she is terrified about what happened and I understand that. I have tried talking to her but I am not getting anywhere. I don't know how to help her feel better about all of this and ease her fears. I also don't know how long I should let her keep her "security sweater" on. (I have been able to take if off once to give her a bath but it was a struggle and the bath was the quickest it could be and the sweater had to be put back on ASAP!) Advice please!!!