Danielle - posted on 09/21/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I have a 7 year old daughter with Down syndrome. She has a low functioning thyroid and needs blood drawn every 4 months to monitor her medication. She has EXTREME fear and anxiety about going to the lab. She doesn't understand what we are doing. To get the blood drawn, we have to lay her down on the table, I have to lay on top of her to stabilize her trunk, another person has to stabilize her arm, and a third person draws the blood. She screams and cries and is traumatized. It's traumatizing for me, too.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Has anyone found a short-acting oral sedative or anxiety reducer that works in kids?