Friday, March 16, 2007

MRI? Check! Photos? Check!

This morning we woke up entirely too early and dragged our sorry behinds to the Children's Hospital. We changed KayTar's diaper and left her in her jammies because she was so very sleepy. On the way, a truck drove past us with a sign on the door displaying "MRI", the name of their company. This amused me to no end. I am easily amused, obviously.

We arrived on time at 6:14 (one minute to spare, go us!) and we arrived home at 10:30. It went very well. They got the IV in one try, which is always a relief. The nurses in the imaging department seem to possess greater skill in this area than in the ER. I appreciate that. Because of her hospital stay in January, she now understands the rules about not ripping out her IV, so they didn't have to tape her other hand into a useless fist this time. Once she was put to sleep (which Josh found highly entertaining as he witnessed it for the first time) we went and ate breakfast and then sat in the waiting area forever. She was so cranky when she woke up and made it clear she wanted nothing more than to roll over and go right back to sleep. She perked up a bit in the car. All in all it went incredibly smoothly and she is now drinking a bottle in her crib. We should have the results by Tuesday at the latest. I feel good about things, I really would be shocked if there was a new development. I'm just expecting the same old news this time around.

For your viewing pleasure:

KayTar eyeing her bracelet suspiciously...she knows what it means: "Needles are coming soon."


Chilling in the waiting area, with her crazy bed head.


On the way home, sunglasses and a yawn.

8 comments:

NotSoSage said...

Easily amused at 6:00 in the morning is very different from being easily amused in general. :)

KayTar looks so sweet. Your story reminded me of my parents telling me that when my brother was little, he would play "doctor" by taking one toy (the patient) and piling all of his other toys on top of it. This was his way of understanding his many experiences of the hospital and all those people holding him down while trying to find a vein. It makes me so sad every time I think of it, but I'm so glad that KayTar's experience this time was much better.

nomotherearth said...

Love the last picture especially. We be chillin', man!

Mrs. Chicky said...

She's a lot more chill than I would have been, having just gone through a needle and all. Good for her!

jen said...

she's gorgeous. glad to hear it went well...it's amazing, isn't it...all that we go through as parents...and some more than others...MRI's and all.

Beck said...

What a good girl. I was terrified this week that The Baby was going to need an IV because a team of mighty sumo wrestlers would have been needed to hold her down.
I'm so glad that her tests went well, and I hope that her results are uneventful.

Ben & Bennie said...

This must've been testing week for our little blog circle of friends. Ben had his uneventful CT scan yesterday.

Also, I looked at that video from the previous day and I'm gonna say that Ben does something eerily similar with his eyes. The cause or definition is unknown.

raehan said...

sweetie pie. Love the photo of her looking at her hospital bracelet with suspition

jo(e) said...

I love the photo of her looking at the bracelet. She is just so cute.