Sarah, as I’ve mentioned once or twice LOATHES needles, they terrify her. This being the case, every time they need to find a vein they (the veins) all retreat.
These are the pictures of the poor child’s hands with all the little scabs of where they battled to find a suitable vein.
Phobias are such strange things. I’ve watched Sarah develop and lose a couple. Insects, spiders (she once got out of a moving car to avoid a spider) and now needles. They come out of nowhere and seem to have no reason.
When the nurses do the obs they find it hard to find somewhere on her that isn’t bruised black and blue.
The blood pressure cuffs fit right around this particular bruise.