My 1 year old son and I worked with Dawn when he needed to go in for a blood draw. She was absolutely amazing and so calming! She prepped us beforehand and had me ask our pediatrician for a special numbing cream (that I never would have known about!), made recommendations about what he should wear so the tourniquet wouldn’t scare him, and gave us tips on what to bring.
Once at the hospital, Dawn helped us (and a few others in the waiting room!) with distractions for the 20 minutes we had to wait. Then, once my son was called in, she came with us and eased everyone’s anxiety by pulling out all sorts of ideas that I would have never even thought of! My son didn’t even feel the needle going in (or out and in the other arm...they couldn’t get the vein for at least 10 minutes). I was nervous and sweating and trying to hold/comfort my son but he was a champ and it was all thanks to Dawn!
I cannot say enough good things about her practice. She truly cares about the medical experiences kids have and you can tell that her work gives her great joy.
Dawn came over and prepped my boys for their upcoming fillings. She had tons of medical play that helped them know what to expect when they went in. She then came with my youngest boy as I was most worried about how he would act. She sat next to him, had toys that he was excited for, and reassured him the whole time. I cannot say enough about how helpful she was! My middle child can be feisty, wild, and overall a headache with stuff like this and he was an ANGEL. 10/10 highly recommend!
Caitlin / More reviews on Facebook
Always posting such helpful tips on making medical experiences positive for your babies!
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Dawn helped my son through his surgery. She helped prepare him prior to, by answering his questions and fears in ways a child would understand. She came to the hospital with us to comfort him and play games and also easy my worries! Dawn is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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