If my 4-year-old son's BGs cooperate overnight, I'm going to be taking him in for blood work tomorrow morning. He has not had anything done since diagnosis, and that was a traumatic experience for him (all of us, really!), so I was looking for ways to make it a bit less upsetting. We have had a prescription for numbing cream on file at the pharmacy for some time now, but we have never used it since he doesn't seem to mind site and sensor insertions. It seems like this would be a good opportunity to use the stuff. My question, and I know it's probably a silly one, is, where should I apply the cream? Will they likely draw from a visible vein under the elbow, like they do for adults? I remember at dx they wound up trying about 6 different places to get enough blood to work with (hence the trauma...), but I don't want to coat the poor little guy in the stuff from shoulder to pinkie just to cover my bases!