Quote from kellycinalli
He was dealing with it for 10min them continued
To talk with friends and ignored her.
I was telling her it was ok and even I get " boo boos! Then h pretty much embarrassed me and made me feel I was less than a nurse.
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I am not sure I would compare it to "blood happens especially when they have a mosquito bite".
Now the kids will be hysterical every time they see a mosquito....
To children, ANY would is a mortal would. ANY leakage of body fluid is a fatal wound to them that is why band aids are so important to them......this usually begins to diminish after they start school.
Distraction is the best medicine. Start taking about friend, sing a song. Ask about pets. Minimizing their injury will not distract their obsession with the bleeding and cut. Telling them you get BooBoo's too means Nada to them.....you aren't their parent and they could care less what you have to say about the matter......they don't even hear you.
But even I.....a nurse for 34 years, in critical care and emergency medicine, keep my nose out of my friends business unless I am specifically asked to help. The hardest job as a triage nurse in an emergency department is trying to convince the parent of that 16 month old that fell and has a 1 cm chin laceration.......is not an emergency and the child will survive the injury. You will never convince a toddler that any cut/injury/treatment is no big deal.
My daughter had a fractured arm with an obvious (to me ) deformity (Grrrrrrrr to my husband for not calling me). I came home from working nights to find my 6 year old resting comfortably in a chair calm as can be.......with an ice pack and ibuprofen......she flipped out when I said we had to go to the hospital for an x-ray because she didn't want to go into a scary environment. Now, I personally tell my kids to "buck up" (a phrase for no tears) that is was just a picture of her arm at Mommy's work.
But with Friends....my advice is to stay out of it. If the situation/parent is out of control(hysteria, screaming) I will take control and tell the parent to settle down they are not helping any and assess what may need to be done like 911, applying pressure, giving a hug or applying ice. But other wise steer clear.
You aren't less of a nurse but you aren't the parent.
Keep out of parenting moments......It will save your friendships.