Close your eyes and bend over it’s just a small prick!

20 Sep

Because of the major surgery they call a C Section Jamie needs an anti-coagulant injection once a day for the next six weeks (nature makes a woman’s blood thicker for birth so she doesn’t bleed too much during and after birth and the new directive in England is this injection to avoid DVT’s) but she does not feel like she can inject herself even though she has more chance of doing it than Reagan or Lincoln!

So it is my responsibility to administer her injection everyday for the next six weeks and to begin straight away. The injection itself is “foolproof” it is pre-loaded use once throw away unit with a fine needle the correct length so you can not do it wrong…

The midwife told me when I picked them up from the hospital that you don’t see the needle you just remove the cap rest the end on the skin and plunge, so when I removed the cap and this 12mm long needle was visible I was straight on the phone asking if this was correct? Jamie usually has 100% trust in me but that percentage was a lot lower until the reasurance of the phone call told us that it was correct and the first advice either I had mis-heard or was incorrect.

Once that was that was sorted it our next conversation went something like this

“So you know what you’re doing?
“yes”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes!”
“and you’re ok with doing it?”
“YES!”
“…are you sure?”
“OFFS YES! Bend over you’re going to feel a small prick!”
“nothing new there then lol………..Ouch!”

It was pretty simple actually and we’ll be fine now but I have to say we were both nervous.

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