He is supposed to get one shot every night. This will continue most likely until he is a teenager and he has hit an appropriate height and weight for his age. I'm not thrilled about having to give him a shot every night, but I also realize he needs this, and it will help him in the long run.
This is Brandon before starting his growth hormone shots...Age: 17 1/2 months, Weight: 19 pounds, Height: 28 1/4 inches. He is currently plotting below 0% on the growth chart for his age.
So...Daddy gave Brandon's first injection while I held his leg. I have to say, Brandon did extremely well. He "whimpered" a few seconds and then stopped as I held him and gave him his nightly cup of milk.
This is him a few minutes afterwards...doing very well as you can see.
Day number two - I gave him his injection this time while his dad held his leg in place. As a nurse I have given many shots and I thought to myself "Piece of cake...I can do this". Medically I know how to give injections properly and it's never bothered me before to poke someone, but as a mom feeling the needle poke through my babies skin made me feel horrible inside...I was thinking to myself "What have I just done to him?" It all went well and I know this is just something that has to be done. Afterwards...again...just a slight whimper from him for a few seconds; and then I held him, gave him his milk, and all was well. He is doing fantastic.