Hi I am new to the site & seeking help from parents of children with similar problem. My daughter is 4 3/4 years old been suffering with JRA for 3 years. She has had 5 visits to hospital for steroid injections to ankles and knee so far but the main issue is how traumatised she gets when we are there. Now she is a bit older she knows what to expect and it sends her into a frenzy. She screamed the place down and refused magic cream, she refused pre-meds so we had to trick her and put them in some juice but it still wasn't enough to calm her down and in the end they had to force the needle in her using freeze spray so they could give her the general. The whole day was more if a nightmare than usual and we don't know what to do next time she needs to go in as we know she will freak out. I worry its affecting her mentally and hope anyone else has experienced similar with their children and can offer any advice?
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