DGS (aged 4) started coughing and had a high temperature for a few days. School said they require a PCR test before he can return and drs won’t see him without one.
DD booked one and I drove her to the testing site so she could sit in the back with him (as no one is allowed out of the car)
She prepared him (using a cotton bud with a teddy), told him it would be quick, bribed with chocolate etc and he seemed to be ok……. Until he saw the swab
It was awful. Although strapped into the car seat, he kicked and thrashed out as soon as she went near him. I held his feet from the front seat whilst she tried to hold his hands down and complete the procedure as he was thrashing his head about. We all found it distressing and did the best we could.
The result came back today as ‘inadequate’ specimen so she had to take him back. I couldn’t go as I was working so she had to do it alone.
Bless him, he’s such a sweet, good boy but as soon as they turned into the centre he began crying and saying ‘No mummy. Please don’t do it’
She had to get permission to get out of the car to reach him in the back and had to pin him down (she’s 18 weeks pregnant) and do it all again - all the while he was screaming ‘Please stop Mummy’
She is so upset by it. She said she felt like it was legalised abuse.
He was ok after but asked her to ‘never take me there again mummy’
She said she was shaking for hours after and felt traumatised by the whole thing.
I feel so bad for her. I felt upset going just the once.
Surely there should be an easier way for children to be tested?
Sorry just offloading really.
He’s such a sensitive, well behaved little chap and it feels so wrong that we had to do this to him
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