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I feel so stupid!

Was at a ped appt with my 10yo. She needs a blood draw for 3 tubes and she has just impossible veins, cant see them, cant feel them.

I knew it was going to be a hard stick and she was VERY nervous and scared.

Two nurses, three sticks with digging around in the vein each time.

Dd did GREAT, me.....I ended up passing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(after all that, they didnt end up getting anything...)

Sheesh.....what is wrong with me? I can watch surgeries without a prob, can dress amputated toes, give shots, administer IV's, can stomach almost anything (well...except mucous!) and during a simple blood draw on my child I pass out?!?!

How am I gonna be a nurse if I'm passing out on blood draws? :uhoh3:

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Thedreamer has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU/Hospice/Oncology.

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Ya, when it hits home its not as bad.. when its a random face it seems more like a movie then something to be grossed out about.

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I get light headed and funny feeling when sticks are done on me. I have had family members say "how are you going to be a nurse", drives me nuts. I will have to say that the past 3 semesters in nursing school has not bothered me. Good luck!

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southerngirl67 specializes in dialysis, OR.

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Sometimes we moms are just moms. Those are our babies. It is okay. Do not give it another thought!

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Mother first, Nurse second. That sums it up for me.

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This is exactly why we can't work on our own family members. Way to close to home, and too personal. Emotion caused you to pass out - the not the sticks. You were feeling for your baby - - instinct is a very powerful thing in a mother.

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Here's an interesting article I found fascinating after doing a number of IV sticks myself....sounds like a great advance for those who are hard to find!!

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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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NO you can still be a nurse. It is way different when it is your kids. I have seen the strongest parents pass out when it comes to thier kids. I almost passed out when my son had stitches in his leg, and I can look at anything.

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queenjean has 9 years experience.

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I've been an LPN for 8 years and am almost finished with an RN completion program.

I can and have watched autopsies, dissections, surgeries, and have performed my share of invasive procedures--blood draws, IV insertions, foley and NG insertions, I've packed wounds, I've seen maggots crawling out of wounds from home, I've "played" in all types of bodily fluids, etc, etc, etc.

I damn near fainted when I went with my nine year old to have two of her teeth pulled. I have to lay down to have my blood drawn or be given an injection. God forbid I have to have a PPD, the intradermal ones seem to be the worst for me, when I'm on the receiving end.

It's just perspective. You are emotionally involved on so many levels to your child. To patients, even ones whom you are close to, you are STILL a nurse. When it's your kid (or yourself!) it's totally different for some of us.

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I worked in the ER long before I had children. People who toss their cookies one time and then come running to the ER really make me sigh.

The first time my son got sick and I caught him in the bathroom throwing up, I was ready to charge to the ER.

It's different when it's your children.

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I have a 5 year old and a 16 month old and ask me how many times I have been in the same room with them as they are getting shots. 0. Pathetic I know. I cannot stand. I hate it!!! I heard my daughter screaming and I threw up. Nope, can't do it!!!

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