Ella had a long day today. Disruptions to her routine are traumatic for her, no matter what the disruption. But if you add in multiple blood draws and other tests, you get a stressed out, stimming, exhausted, “zoning out”, little girl.
This calls for a very specific regimen, which goes like this:
- a fun bath
- a long nap
- Mommy snuggles
- a SpongeBob DVD
- followed by a nice bit of tickling
thankfully my little Miss Ella Rose is all smiles again.