Thursday, April 2, 2009

MRI - Hooray!

I posted earlier about Lizzy's MRI and we received great news! Her melon, while still large, does not demonstrate any abnormalities. Hopefully she'll grow into it...

The morning itself turned out better than expected. My biggest and only concern was how she would handle not eating for 12 hours and if we were going to have the meltdown of the year at the hospital. Thankfully she was so excited to be an only child for a couple hours and was also so enthralled at the newness of her surroundings that we didn't have a hint of tears.

The procedure itself was remarkably smooth. At least at our hospital, the infants are given a "coctail" of meds that essentially make the kid drunk. Not that we hope Lizzy would ever get inebriated, but at least we know she's a happy drinker...not sure if I should bother with thinking about that. Ah, well. Anywho, she was hysterical. Everything was HILARIOUS for her and she giggled so much she got the hiccups forever. She thought we were funny. The nurses were funny. The sink and mirror were funny. The ride in the gurney was SUPER-fun. The meds are given to them to minimize the trauma of being in a scary place and being separated from the parents. Also, because she was going under anesthesia, the placing of the i.v. was not awful or even painful for her. Easy peasie.

The only stress we had to deal with was when she came out of the anesthesia. We could hear her screaming all the way down the hall and it is because she was confused and still groggy about where she was (or at least that's what we were told). She was fired up. It took 20-30 minutes to calm her down, but she was definitely a trooper throughout the experience.

Thanks for any prayers that were said on her behalf. John and I covet them.


Tracie said...


Thanks for the update!

Rachael said...

what wonderful news!

emily said...

Great news! I've been wondering how things turned out. Glad to hear that Lizzie was such a trooper.

BKicklighter said...

Thrilled to hear it, Kitty. So thrilled to hear it.

Anonymous said...

Kitty, This is wonderful news. And, coming from a family of people with hugomongous noggins - she will grow into it. And being a girl, she can always just claim she likes to have extra fullness in her hair. Smooches to all - Lia