Luckily, we had the DS in my purse to distract him.
4 staples later, we left. The doctor said to me- We have this numbing gel that we can give him and he will feel nothing. But that takes 30 minutes and you would be keeping 4 people here for that. Or we can give him a shot which will be a poke and a sting but then it is over after a few more pricks. It is up to you. I felt pressured, but went for the gel anyway.