Our little 3 1/2 month old had little spots of blood in his green mucousy poop a couple of days ago. This was the first "health scare" for us and we freaked out a little bit. We ended up going to see the doctor yesterday.
She went through the routine check, belly, bottom, etc. Turns out his little butt hole was raw - she said that it was possibly due to something new mom ate or something baby has a sensitivity to.
In any case, as she lubed up her finger and grabbed his legs, I knew the anal probing was about to commence. I held his little hands and looked into his eyes. At first, he was ok, but as she "looked around" he turned beet red and started screaming. It didn't last more than a five seconds but it felt like an eternity. His eyes looked straight at me and I could swear they were pleading for help.
As soon as the doctor was done, I put his diaper on, didn't even finish buttoning up his onesie and picked him up and sang to him while mom talked to the doctor about diet stuff. It took less than a minute for him to settle down.
Question is, is there a better way to sooth the baby? Holding his little hands and looking into his eyes was heartbreaking. I'm not sure what else one can do... kind of limited by whatever the doctor is doing.