Monday, March 13, 2006

Friday

Kieran was great on Friday, we had to be at the hospital at 9:30 to register and then his MRI was scheduled at 11am. He didn't complain at all about the waiting around, just ran up and down kicking his ball, playing with his car and making everyone smile. His MRI got delayed until almost 12:30 so that was 18 hours without food and 4 hours since his apple juice. The nurse was great and found us a little quiet waiting area so that Kieran could watch his Sesame Street DVD and run around safely. We took him into the MRI room and he looked so tiny next to all that equipment. They tried to put an IV in his arm for the anaesthetic and he didn't cry at all, unfortunately it wouldn't stay in and the only place they could find a vein was in his foot. He really cried when they put the needle in his foot, I wanted to make it all better but all I could do was hold his hand, stroke his head and tell him it would all be OK. They pushed the medicine and he was asleep in seconds, I wiped the tears from his face, gave him a kiss and left him with his blankie. Mark & I went back to the waiting room and I couldn't hold the tears in any longer, I knew he was going to be fine but I hated seeing him in pain.

A little over an hour later (I had no idea an MRI took that long) we were taken back and there was Kieran fast asleep on a big adult sized gurney. They whisked us down corridors and up elevators and after completely losing track of where we were we emerged back in the main hospital building in the recovery room. Kieran started to come round almost immediately but was in a real grump, which isn't very surprising. I asked the nurse if they had crackers and juice and she came back with Oreo cookies and apple juice. Kieran was in heaven. Oreo cookie in each hand, chocolate all over his face and apple juice just a sip of the straw away. He still wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry so he did a little bit of both. All the nurses thought he was the cutest thing ever and they all wanted a photo of his chocolate face but none of us had a camera.

We made a quick stop at the neurosurgeons office to check when his appointment was (it was supposed to be the same day as the MRI but things got a little mixed up), more ooing and aahhing over Kieran's little chocolatly face and then home time. We go back tomorrow to get the results.

5 comments:

Tamara said...

This was very visual for me. Your writing had me in the hospital. It made me cry. I am very happy for you that you have received good results.

Naomi said...

tamara - Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad I discovered your blog.

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