Yesterday I had to do Fiona's treatment without numbing cream. She's developed an unusual reaction to the numbing cream. It's supposed to make your skin turn white, which it did for the first 20 or so times that we used it, but now it leaves a raised, bumpy, red rash for about two weeks.
She says that you should all feel free to send sympathy gifts, mainly chocolate. :) It was horrible. She screamed for the first 10 minutes. Tomorrow we are going to Cincinnati and will be asking the doctor if there are any other options for pain control, someone mentioned numbing spray, but she may be too young to use it.
From what I can guess her treatment is roughly the equivalent of sticking three tacks into your skin and injecting about a teaspoon and a quarter of liquid under your skin. Most subcutaneous injections are less than half a teaspoon. Ouch!