I am so happy to share with you that Drew got his H1N1 vaccine on Wednesday!
Phew! What a relief!
Since it's still not available at his doctor's office I bet you're wondering how we got it...
Enter Dr. Teimor Nasirov, heart surgeon extraordinaire!
Teimor (he makes us call him by his first name, he's that kind of guy!) heard about the difficulties heart parents are having finding this vaccine that is so highly recommended for our high risk kids and decided to do something about it. He let us know that he would get the vaccine we needed for our heart kids and he held a clinic for Hearts of Hope families on Wednesday. Isn't that amazing?!
So, on Wednesday we joined about 10 other heart families at the doctor's office and waited for our turn for the shot. Surprisingly, Drew wasn't excited about getting a shot as I was. But he was distracted by playing with some of his buddies in the waiting room. When it was our turn to go in Drew and Casey wanted to go in together. So Gina (Casey's mom) and I went in with our two boys while our girls waited in the waiting room. Teimor's wife was administering the vaccine since she is a pediatrician and has more experience giving shots. She was awesome! Neither one of our boys cried at all or even winced! She used this awesome trick of having them blow bubbles while she gave the shot. I don't know if she is just amazing at giving injections, or if having a friend there distracted them or if it was the bubbles, but it was the easiest shot experience we've ever had!
And now I can rest a little bit easier knowing that Drew has some protection against the H1N1 virus.