Z is for in the zone. This is something that Cadel does when he is having treatments or tests done that he doesn't like and unfortunately that happens a lot.
With his port-a-cath needing to be needled every 6-8 weeks he has developed a strategy where he will close his eyes and go into 'the zone'. Don't get me wrong he still cries and kicks up a fuss but he kind of 'zones out' and who can blame him.
I have been known to go into a zone too. It happens when I have to be a carer to Cadel and I need to take off my Mum hat. This happens when I need to hold him down during needling of his port-a-cath, re-inserting an NG tube or Mic-key button.
I do this as does Cadel to cope with the situation that is happening around me. As a Mum you don't want to hurt or see your child in distress but when I'm holding him down to do these things I know that they need to be done and that it's in his best interest. We all have different ways of coping and going into 'the zone' seems to Cadel and my way of coping.
I hope that you have enjoyed, learnt and shared our journey with the A to Z of CF. Thanks for reading.....