I'm still not sure what happened. She's been under anesthesia many times prior to this test and she has never reacted this way. Our pediatrician is going to request the list of medications and fluids that she was given, so we can figure it out. The only thing I know she was given was lactated ringer, which is contraindicated in mito/metabolic disease patients due to the risk of metabolic/lactic acidosis. She isn't diagnosed with anything specific, soooo I didn't speak up when I saw them hook her up...maybe I should have. Hindsight and all of that. It may not be related to that at all, though. Hopefully we can determine what the cause was an avoid this in the future. The other issue is that she has been in a bit of a decline right now anyway, so perhaps that fasting was just too much for her at this time. Not knowing what exactly happened makes me a wee bit nervous about the fasting for her gastric emptying scan on the 29th!
I'm also a little nervous about school starting this week (has summer flown by or what?!). Classes start for Josh and I on Monday (Calculus, agh!) and the kids start on Tuesday. First and fourth grades! My BubTar is in his last year of elementary. How does this happen?! I know KayTar will be in great hands at school; I met with the nurse, new librarian, her teacher and intern (a male intern, and KayTar's first question about him was "Is he HOT?" He is young and handsome, so I told her yes, but followed it with "No flirting with teachers!" and she said, "Well, I can flirt in my mind." Oh Lordy.) , on Wednesday to go over the plan...which is less of a plan and more of playing it by ear. She will be trying to wear her pump backpack all day now, because of her frequent feeds and I have no idea how it will go. I hope she transitions back to school well, but if we do hit any bumps that need to be ironed out, I know that she has a very capable team to help figure it all out.
|Can you believe this tiny little thing has grown up into a big first grader?! |
She was about 3.5 here.
|She saw me looking through these old photos and said, |
"Oh my gosh! That's my first jumper! And my first hearing aid! You took pictures?"
LOL. Of course I did, kiddo!