Jo Ann and I often use email to communicate during the day. It's easier than the phone. I want to share this amazing email she sent after the shot went off:
To: Jeff Castelaz
From: Jo Ann Thrailkill
SUBJECT: The Shot
wow today went off like a charm!polly and pablo talked about it and pablo decided to take my advice and "watch Scooby" while I gave the shot. he sat quietly on the sofa, watched me clean the area, looked up a scooby and watched the needle go in...no flinch, no crying. about half way through he started to wince a bit and said "ahhhhh" then it was over. he was such a champ. so courageous. he asked for a band-aid, but then opted out of it when he realized that there was not much blood. just a tiny dot.
then - i gave him the waldorf doll that mary dropped off. he LOVES him and we decided that he can hug him tight every time he gets a shot.