treating children is not my forte; that's why I didn't do paediatrics. but often I get kids who are unco-operative & will do a running battle with me.
like trying to insert an intravenous cannula. so, i try to cajole this 8-year-old into thinking that it's actually a cute little butterfly......
he only looks partly convinced.
before i spray some cold liquid on the back of his hand, i tell him it will feel like iced milo. this numbs the skin & i try to insert the cannula fast before the cold wears off. once in, the battle is almost won.
then i tell him i need to feed the "butterfly" some water....
that's the last thing he remembers before he doze off to sleep.............and kids looks so angelic when they're in deep sleep!!
butterfly, iced milo, milk......this is how we "deceive" kids into co-operating with us.