Madeline's MRI went well yesterday. They had to put her COMPLETELY under with breathing tube and all. I was a little shocked, as I thought they would do a conscious sedation. However, I guess she can't move or make facial expressions while in the MRI so they put them totally asleep. She did great and had no reaction to the anestesea. She was a little upset when we got to her in the recovery room but that is normal. She was fine after she ate the TWO Popsicles they offered her. HA!! We got to the hospital at 9:00 and we were home at 1:30.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Posted by Danielle at 9:41 AM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Madeline's MRI has been scheduled for 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 27, 1010. Please pray for peace and comfort for Madeline and us (mommy and daddy) I pray that the images show us what we need to see or MOST importantly that there is NOTHING there. I'll update you when we hear back from the dr. They said the results will be there in 24 hours so we will know something by the end of the week for sure. Thank you in advance for the prayers!!!
Posted by Danielle at 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
We went on Wednesday for Madeline's MRI appointment at 1:30. We got there around 1:15 to check in and we were informed that the morning surgeries were running late so could we come back at 4:30. We agreed!! Poor Madeline, she was already so nervous and worked up and was prepared to get it over with. She was very nervous not knowing what to expect of the MRI. We left, went to the toy store for her to pick out a toy to help calm her nerves.
At 4:30, we returned back ready to get it over with. Madeline was still so nervous. However, the tech was fabulous. She apologized repeatedly about us having to be pushed back. She also was sad to report to us that the headphones that you wear during the MRI (to hear the radio) had broken earlier in the day so there would be no music for Madeline to listen to. She was a little concerned about Madeline's age and how this would affect her. If you've ever had a MRI, you know how LOUD that machine is.
We prepared Madeline, explained how everything worked, and got her ready to lay down on the bed. She was scared. I could see it in her eyes. She started to cry a little and we explained it would be ok.
Next, the tech pushed her into the machine. This was a closed MRI (the tunnel kind). Madeline began to FREAK out. She was crying begging me to get her out of the machine. She kept telling me, "Please, get me out, just for a minute." The tech and I both talked to her and got her calmed down, wiped away the tears and we were ready to take picture #1. She warned Madeline about the loud tapping and buzzing noise that machine was about to make.
Picture one started and as soon as it finished Madeline began screaming, "Get me out of here, I want out of here, I'm too scared, It's too loud." She was trying to sit up and climb out the machine herself. I decided at that moment that this was never going to happen. I didn't want it to traumatize her so I told the tech that we were going to have to sedate her and try again.
Poor baby girl. We are going to try again on Tuesday under sedation. Please keep praying that she'll be ok and that the test will show us what we need to see or NOT see. I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Danielle at 11:17 AM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Today is Madeline's MRI of her brain. Im anxious to get it done and see what it shows. I know that there is nothing wrong but to know for sure will make it all the better. If it should show something we will take it one day at a time with God walking us through.
Posted by Danielle at 7:19 AM
Thursday, April 15, 2010
For the past 9 months or so, poor Madeline (my oldest) has been battling some horrible headaches. There has been several occasions where they have woken her from her sleep and made her so sick to her stomach that she has thrown up. They started at the end of last summer and have progressively gotten more frequent and more intense.
Posted by Danielle at 8:22 AM
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Wow, it's been forever since I have visited my blog and even longer since I have updated it. Lots has been going on in our lives these past few months. Our computer crashed a few months ago and we had some debating on what kind of new computer we wanted to replace it with. Should we go PC again or go with the MAC. The MAC won and I'm loving it. There is still so much to learn on it but I'm enjoying seeing all that it can do.
Madeline has almost completed her first grade year. She has done superior in school. We are very proud of her.
Posted by Danielle at 3:22 PM