Oh man. I am starting to think I might have to give myself the IM Delestrogen shots. But no need to panic just yet.
Yesterday was my first Lupron. A tiny little syringe with an itty bitty needle. A wee bit of medicine. No need to aspirate for blood like you need to do with an IM. I admit I was a little nervous before doing that first one. Then I found out that the shot didn't hurt. It really didn't!
I decided that this morning I would have my husband watch as I gave myself the Lupron. Describing the procedure as I did it. I'm going to have him give me the Lupron....like baby steps before moving onto the big guns (IM shots).
So this morning, he watched. He uttered a "yowch!" as he watched the itty bitty needle sink into my belly. He seemed okay. Then we walked to the closet where my box of other meds await. I said, "I want to show the needle you'll have to use for the Delestrogen." I'm trying to break him into this step by step. I pulled a strip of 1.5 inch needles from the box.
He grimaced. He said, "And I have to put that all the way in? I think I am going to pass out just looking at that needle......what if I hit your bone?"
Not only do I not want him to pass out, I don't want to waste expensive medication. Or slip with a needle in his hand.
As some of you know, I plan to have him practice giving IM shots on a beef brisket before taking aim at my tender backside. But I am beginning to wonder if I might just be able to do this myself. I twisted myself around to the right to see if I thought I could do it. Probably. With difficulty.
Did any of you have issues with your spouse/partner learning to give intramuscular shots? Any suggestions? Should I just figure out how to do it myself? Or should I just keep working to get him ready to do it? Part of me really wants him to do it so that he feels like he has an active role in this whole process. That the possibility of having this baby is dependent upon his participation.
I'd be happy to hear what you think.
4 weeks ago